Sacre-Coeur Basilica

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Romano-byzantine style
The founding architect is Paul Abadie, but six architects succeeded him before the building was completed in the Romano-byzantine style, which contrast with the gothic style of medieval churches such as Notre Dame of Paris (1163-1240).


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      Spectacular View from Montmartre
      Sacre-Coeur Basilica is perched on top of the hill in Montmartre, the famous Parisian nightclub district. You can take a funicular to the top of the hill and walk around to enjoy the panorama. The church is fairly new by Parisian standards--it was completed in 1914. The structure has distinct Roman and Byzantine influences, unusual for Parisian buildings. If you go inside, note the elaborate mosaic behind the altar. But if you go for no other reason, go for the view! Take a few minutes and just sit on the steps and enjoy the beautiful sights of Paris.