Adresse : 35, rue Chevalier-de-la-Barre. 18e arr.
Métro : Abbesses (12) or Anvers (2)
The basilique du Sacré-Cœur sits atop a large hill in the middle of Montmartre, visible from all over Paris. The church itself is immense, with its many domes and white exterior. The outside of the church is more interesting than the inside; as with all large churches, there are confessionals and places for silent prayer around the outside and seats for mass in the middle. Underneath the church are the crypts, more religious than under the Panthéon, and posters documenting Jesus’ journey to the cross. You can also go up to the top of the dome for a few euros.
Leading down the hill from Sacré-Cœur are a garden and a large staircase. Be careful walking down the stairs though, especially if you’re a woman; there are many Africans in Montmartre who will come up to you and try to get you to buy things. Walk down the street a little while and you’ll find many sex halls and X-rated cinemas. Make sure that you visit during the day, preferably with a large group.