The almighty Sacré-Cœur.

It is always impressive to look at. Day and night, during a hot summer day or a foggy Sunday morning in fall. Walking through small alleys or standing on top of a Parisian building, it rises over the city and gives it even more grandeur.

The Sacré-Cœur.

Being a relatively young church, the construction was only finished in 1914, it is located on the picturesque hill of Montmartre in the north of Paris and landmarks the highest point of the French capital.

This Parisian Postcard was taken from insight the Musée d’Orsay which is famous for its collection of impressionist paintings. Many of these impressionist, like Monet and Renoir, actually painted the sceneries at the hill of Montmartre just before or during the construction of the great Basilica.

Many of these artist gathered on Place du Tertre, a small, beautiful square near then construction site of the Sacré-Cœur. Probably not surprisingly with such a great history the Place du Tertre has become a tourist magnet, just like the Sacré-Cœur itself.

Definitely worth a visit when you are Paris. However for those who do not fancy queuing up with other tourist to climb the stairs to the church, it is also admirable from many locations in Paris, especially on the right bank.

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