The Sacré-Coeur, consecrated in 1919, is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. Located at the top of the Butte Montmarte, it provides one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital, from more than 400 metres above ground.
The church was designed by the architect Paul Abadie in the Romano-Byzantine architectural style. Its foundation stone was laid in 1875, and was built with the direct involvement of the Third French Republic to mark the foundation of the new French state whose constitutional laws were enacted that year. It also was intended as a public monument to mark the memory of the many French citizens who lost their lives in the Franco-Prussian War and its aftermath, the Commune of 1871. However it was not completed until 1914 and not officially opened for worship until 1919 after the end of the First World War, which ironically was seen by many French people as revenge for Germany’s1 defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War.
Sacré Coeur is built of Chateau-Landon stone, a frost-resistant travertine that constantly weathers out its calcite, so that it bleaches with age to a chalky whiteness.
Inside the building, the ceiling is decorated with the largest mosaic in France measuring about 480 m². The crypt is worth a visit. A bit higher up, visitors can access the dome where the 360° view of Paris is magnificent. A short walk from the Sacré Coeur is the Place du Tertre, the district of Abbesses with its steep, winding roads, and at the bottom of the hill, the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret.
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In a beautiful building of 19century, this apartment of 65sqm situated at 3rd floor with elevator consist: an entrance, a double living room, a furnished kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom.
Adjoining: A cellar.
Beautiful volumes, perfect condition, exposition East/West
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