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Église de la Madeleine

Work on this basilica - which is built in the Byzantine style - commenced in the late 19th century, and was completed in 1914. The site was a 19th-century village frequented by painters, sculptors and poets. It has magnificent panoramic views extending to over 40 kilometres around Paris and is a must see.

Cathedral Address: 35 rue du Chevalier-de-la-Barre, 75018, Paris France
Area: Montmartre
Arrondissement: 18th
Opening times: Basilica - 6am-10.30pm daily
Transport: M° (Metro) - Abbesses (M12) or Anvers (M2) or Château Rouge (M4) or Lamarck - Caulaincourt (M12)
Entry Cost: Free of charge

The Basilica's (Sacré-Coeur) Interior:

∗ Also in romano-byzantine style
∗ The great mosaïc was created between 1900 and 1922
∗The stained-glass windows were installed between 1903 and 1920
∗ They were destroyed by bombing in 1944 and restaured in 1946
∗ The great organ is by Cavaillé- Coll
∗ Dimensions :85 meters wide, 35 meters long
∗ The Dome is 83 meters high
∗ The Cupola is 55 meters high and 16 meters wide.

From in front of the Basilica, you can see the whole city of Paris. A visit to the dome at a height of 200 meters above sea-level provides a panorama of 50 kms all around. It is thus the highest point in Paris after the Eiffel Tower (built in 1889!).At its consecration, the church was titled a basilica, that is to say a place of pilgrimage. The Sacred Heart of Christ is worshipped there in the mystery of the Eucharist (the mass).

The prayer of adoration is at the same time a preparation for and a continuation of the Eucharistic mystery.This prayer goes up night and day to God, a prayer for the Pope, the bishops and the Church, a prayer of request and of intercession for the world.