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Sacre Cœur Basilica, Marseille

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Admire the impressive interior structure and artistic details of Sacre Cœur Basilica, a 20th-century church that honors the victims of a massive 1720 plague outbreak and also commemorates World War I. Relatively unadorned on the outside, the church is best known for its interior columns, the largest of which came from Corsica. Other highlights include stained-glass windows made in Paris following the design of painter Henri Pinta, a native of Marseilles. Pinta also created the great mosaic adorning the choir vault, while artist Louis Botinelly carved some of the major sculptures inside the church. Be sure to walk around the building to view the stained-glass windows from the outside. Put Sacre Cœur Basilica into our Marseille trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Marseille.
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  • We took the tourist train up to see the Basilica. Quite a few steps to get there. It was jam pack with the summer peak season. Has a 360 all round amazing view of the city. The Basilica itself is very...  more »
  • Recent work really put it into value. The Interior is very interesting even if the style is not our favorite. The mosaics and sculptures worth that we stop. The visit is a good approach to the history of Marseille.
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  • Located in the first part of the Prado, at a bus stop on line 21 after the Castellane place, this Basilica attracts attention by its impressive façade (27, 90 m) reminiscent of the romano-Byzantine style (to see light between 15: 00 and 11: 00 in the morning). The absence of parochialism central is due to lack of finance at the time of the construction, which began in November 1920 to commemorate the plague of 1720 that occurred in Marseille and the aldermen had been wish to dedicate the city at the heart of Jesus if the plague away places. It is also dedicated to the many dead of the 1st World War. The monumental construction lasted 27 years. The basilica was dedicated on May 5, 1947. Must enter and respectfully visit inside which the huge colossal pillars cut you the breath at the same time as the height of the nave and, in the distance, the great byzantine mosaic of 120 m² adorning the vault of the choir will dazzle you making you believe that you are in Turkey. At Christmas time, a wonderful Provencal nursery meets all a side chapel with numerous santons.
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  • The Sacre Cœur Basilica is one of the most beautiful in the world. This is one of the jewels of Paris.
  • Beautiful basilica. If you can manage the steps (300ish of them), I would recommend the climb to the dome. With Paris and the Eiffel Tower in the background, stone gargoyles in the foreground, the view is spectacular.
  • The “crown” of Montmartre, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, aka Sacré-Cœur. Compared to many other basilicas, this one is pretty new as it was completed only about 100 years ago. The square outside offers perhaps the best panoramic view of the city of Paris. On a cooler winter’s day and blessed with a blue clear sky, I sat myself down on the steps of the Sacré-Cœur and try my hardest to inch this view into my memory. The sound of a harp playing nearby, the bustle of people up and down the steps, the cool breeze of the wind, it’s just perfect. On the day of visit, I was happy to see a harp right on the steps being played. Being a musician myself, I am always drawn to music and in particular street music. I’m perpetually fascinated when there are buskers or street bands entertaining outdoors. Do drop them a loose change, they are filling the air with joy and they deserve to be rewarded for it. Square Louise Michel, this is the square at the foot of Montmartre, and it’s the easiest fastest access up to Sacré-Coeur. But don’t take the easy road. Best to start your exploration of Montmartre from the metro, and wind your way up and down the long way up.
  • Beautiful special o wskazanie the night, but no photo inside allowed.
  • Fantastic panoramic view of Paris. There are a couple different ways to get there and if you decided to go walking be aware that it's quite a steep hill climb. Watch out for pick pockets around the area and some "well intentioned" people willing to catch your hand and tie a string around your finger/wrist, it's a scam!