Place du Tertre Paris
At the top of Montmartre hill, welcome to colours with the painters and the acrobats of the Place du Tertre. You can’t resist this lively postcard ! Birthplace of some great artistic movements (Impressionism, Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism, Surrealism), Montmartre cultivates romanticism…and wine ! The Rue Cortot accomodates the very famous vineyard of Montmartre (famous thanks to TV and newspapers) which perpetuates the tradition organizing its own harvest each year. Here, wine is closely linked to celebration and above all to celebration in cabarets which made Montmartre be a very special district.
The Sacre Coeur Basilica
The Sacre-Coeur was built at the end of the 19th century at the top of Montmartre hill in Paris. Its famous white architecture dominates the city, and offers a wonderful view. The nearby streets of Montmarte are full of artists and restaurants.
Overlooking Paris on the hill to the north is the Roman-Byzantine basilica of the Sacred Heart. dominates Paris. The church is on the site where Saint Denis was beheaded because of his faith in late IIIrd century. The basilica's construction was financed by every parish in France.
The building's extraordinary whiteness is a result of the material used in its construction: Chateau-Landon stone bleaches with age.
The front has two bronze equestrian statues of St. Joan of Arc and St. Louis by H. Lefebvre, and the climax of the overall design is the statue of Christ, his hand raised in blessing.
Follow the signs to the west of the Church to the Place du Tertre. This is the artist's square. It is fun to walk around except for the artists who are constantly trying to get you to let them draw your portrait .
When you walk from the subway station to Sacre Coeur, you will walk through the Montmarte flea markets. This is a lot of fun if you like that kind of stuff.
Since 1885, the prayer of perpetual worship has been the most important part of the life and activities of this worldwide famous sanctuary.
The Basilica of the "Sacré Coeur" is a place of pilgrimage where the chaplains and the Benedictine nuns of the Sacred Heart welcome pilgrims, faithful worshippers and all those who seek God. Adjacent to the basilic, the Ephrem Hostel is opened to the pilgrims who have previously booked their room
The basilica publishes a spiritual magazine for everyone containing the various organized activities, previous months events, spiritual teaching, a book of prayers and christian testimonies
35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre Paris 18e
How to get there ?
Metro 2 & 12 : Abbesses, Anvers, Barbes-Rochechouart, Chateau-Rouge, Lamarck Caulaincourt.
Bus: 54, 80, 95 and Montmartrobus