Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Basilica - 1 of 2

Our Hotel, a 1-star, the Richelieu LouvreMontmartre is Paris' only hill, but what a hillTake the Metro to the Sacre Coeur station and after several escalator rides and uncounted spiral staircases arrive at the surface...which is at the bottom of a steep long hill. But there's a funicular (hillside elevator) to take you the rest of the way.At the top is the beautiful Sacre Coeur Basilica or Cathedral, constructed 1870-1914To get to the top, you start by going to the bottom
At the top there's a goat gargoyleThere are also panoramic views to 30 kilometers The first martyrs of Paris died on the site of the cathedralIt was visited by St. Bernard, Joan of Arc, Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier, others....The Sacred Heart Basilica was built in the Romano-Byzantine style of architect AbadieIts elevation is the high point of the right bank, which also includes the Place Concorde, Louvre, Champs de Elysee...
One of the skyline's few highrise office buildingsRooftopsA blue hazeA grey hazeThe Eiffel Tower was built for a world's fairA hot lazy hazy summer day
Looking south
Photos by Michael Kennedy

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