La basilique du Sacré-Cœur capturé mon coeur , it really did ! I rank it as as one of the best man-made structures I have ever seen in my life.
Our visit to the Sacré-Couer basilica in Paris almost did not happen, but good thing it did. Otherwise, it would have been an everlasting regret knowing that we were so close to this magnificent structure and we just let it go. It absolutely captured my heart !
Our visit to this awe-inspiring architectural masterpiece took place during our last day in Paris before leaving for Belgium. We were about to fore-go this visit thinking that we have already seen Notre Dame Cathedral, an epitome of a great French architectural intricacy. But we were wrong, because we have not seen anything yet until we see this.
The Sacré-Couer basilica is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Christ. It was built as a private religious vow made during the Franco-Prussian War.
Two businessmen promised to finance the basilica should France be spared from assault. Despite the war and the Siege of Paris , invasion was turned-away and work began in 1875.
It may not be as intricate and graceful like the Notre Dame Cathedral but the basilica is so vast and impressive. Its site is superb. It is considered as one of France’s most important Roman Catholic Buildings and a must see in France.
The basilica is one destination that must not be missed when in Paris !