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THE SACRÉ-COEUR BASILICA IN A SUNDAY AFTERNOON OF SEPTEMBER


The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica. T he basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.

Its construction was decided by the National Assembly in 1873, as a religious building in perpetuity to honor the memory of many French citizens were killed during the Franco-Prussian War and to atone for the sins committed by the Paris Commune. He was the architect Paul Abadie, who won the tender for its construction.

The first stone was laid in 1875 and was completed in 1914 but not consecrated until the end of the First World War in 1919. The church was built with funds from only one popular subscription.

Although very controversial, is one of the most visited monuments in Paris.

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