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
(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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