Last revised: May 26, 2013                                                                                          

      We finally reached our destination in Montmartre at the top of the hill:
           The Basilique du Sacré-Coeur
 
The basilica opened after 46 years of construction in 1923, and is one
  of France's most important Roman Catholic shrines. The highest point in
  Paris
(427'), it was built as a memorial to the 58,000 French soldiers
 killed during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71).

        The Grandiose Sacre-Coeur        

 Sacre-Coeur ("Sacred Heart") - we enjoyed the interior of this beautiful church during Sunday services. Walking around the
ambulatory behind the altar we viewed colorful mosaic stations of the cross. Between VII and VIII is a bronze statue of St. Peter.
 We heard an angelic, hauntingly beautiful voice singing with the choir, and wish we could have had a CD of her music.


In an International City of over 2 million People...  we meet again!

Our new Minnesota friends Del and Lorrie with their granddaughter who is going to school in France.


Viewing Metropolitan Paris from the forecourt.


Sacré-Coeur ("Sacred Heart") church from the descending terraces below.
(A funicular railway is available if you don't want to walk down!)


The grandiose Sacré-Coeur as viewed from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower!


 

 

Last revised: May 26, 2013

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