Sacré Coeur et Montmarte

Paris, France

History of Sacré Coeur

National penance for the defeat of France in the 1871


Dedicated in honor of the 58,000 who lost their lives during the Franco-Prussian war


Devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Vision of Guibert

Georges Darboy was a martyr


His successor Guibert climbed Montmontre and had a vision


"It is here, it is here where the martyrs are, it is here that the Sacred Heart must reign so that it can beckon all to come"


Statue honoring Guibert in the crypt of the Basilica

Join us on a night out on the steps of Sacré Coeur

Wednesday, Jan. 14th, 9pm

Sacré-Cœur, Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, France 18th of l'arrondisssement

Live music and view of the city
  • Bring friends and family

Design and Construction of Sacre Coeur

  • Paul Abadie, winner of 1800s contest to design


  • White stone


  • Roman and Byzantine influence


  • Construction started in 1884


  • Built in 29 years

Montmartre "Mount of Martyrs"

Hill that Sacre Coeur was built on


Place of worship


Temples dedicated to Mars and Mercury


19th century artist began moving to Montmarte area

>>>Picasso

>>>Dalí

>>>Monnett

>>>Van Gogh