At the heart of Paris, in the famous district of Montmartre, stands the Sacred Heart or the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur. With her magnificent and imposing structure, you will not want to miss even the smallest bit of the building.
Its Architectural Beauty
The basilica features the Roman-Byzantine design and has an immaculate white exterior, which clearly contrasts with other religious structures in Paris. Its colossal foundations seem to defy the laws of science. At the time of its construction, digging deep into the earth was completely necessary to ensure this sacred structure rests solidly in the ground. Some people have joked that the Sacred Heart supports a hill with a weak structure.
The Sacred Heart is a visual treat for any one’s eyes. The building has countless charms, with its blameless white colour being one of the charms. Despite the test of time and hazardous weather elements, the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur has remained pristine. And here is the secret behind this unparalleled resilience: the building’s stones secrete cullet (a white substance), which helps to maintain its colour when it rains. Want to have a stunning view of Paris? Climb up the building and you will be at the second highest point in Paris (Eiffel Tower is the highest).