I Felt an Incredible Energy of This Place

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Zhebiton on July 29, 2010

We found ourselves near the basilica opened our eyes the spectacle made to stand still in place - above us towered the snow-white beauty of Sacré-Coeur, and below, from the foot of the hill, stretched Paris ... You should have stood spellbound in this beauty, but the crowds, crowding, so we retreated and sat on the grass, right from the descent from the area in front of the basilica stairs. There, incidentally, is already freely are many tourists, so while admiring the beautiful panorama of Paris and enjoy reinforcing purchased in Montmartre, pastries, we spent about 15 minutes ... I felt an incredible energy of this place - to the left of us on the stairs singing street musicians, and is situated around directly on the steps of the tourists covered by the spirit of international unity, choir singing familiar songs. It was noisy, fun, the sun shone brightly, occasionally humming a lovely tourist train, operating on Montmartre!

With great difficulty to get into the basilica - crush was unbelievable. Inside the Sacre-Coeur is forbidden to photograph, but, frankly, outside of it amazes a lot more - interior of the basilica, mosaics, stained glass and gold tone after the tested outside of emotions and seen the bright colors seemed to me unnatural and expressionless, so long inside, we did not linger.
From the Sacre Coeur, down a long tiered staircase - if you can walk on her foot and even up to the basilica from the bottom. We have chosen a more gentle option for tired legs and ride the cable car (by the way, it is possible here and climb), which from the Sacre Coeur to go down the stairs and walk a few meters to the right. And, after, still come to the last (or first?) The stairs - from this angle, both in principle and any tier ladder, obtained the most beautiful photos of the basilica.
Basilica du Sacre Coeur
35, Rue Du Chevalier-de-la-barre Rue De La Bonne
Paris, France, 75018
+33 (1) 53 41 89 00


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