Paris viewed from the top of Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre: our best photos

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Last weekend we came early in the morning and climbed to the top of Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre. Situated in the 18th arrondissement, the majestic basilica is one of Paris’ most visited monuments. Only a few visitors know that the dome is accessible with a small fee. Up there the view over Paris is breathtaking… we hope our photos to encourage you to climb the spiral staircase made up of no less than 237 steps!

A breathtaking panoramic view over Paris

The circular gallery inside of the dome offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Paris extending to La Défense, the Eiffel Tower, the Montparnasse Tower, the Panthéon, the Bois de Vincennes, the Buttes-Chaumont and the city of Saint-Denis. Nearly all the monuments of Paris can be seen with the binoculars. On a clear day one can see as far as 30 kms.

For high-res and more photos, check our Flickr Album “Paris from Montmartre 2015“.


General view to the western districts with the green thoroughfare of Boulevard de Courcelles and Parc Monceau to the left. The Bois de Boulogne can be seen in the distance:

The Eiffel Tower:

Another view of the Eiffel Tower:

View extending from the Eiffel Tower (left) to the Arc de Triomphe (centre) and La Défense (right):

The Montparnasse Tower to the left and the Eiffel Tower in the centre:

Central Paris:

The roofs of Montmartre and the Rue Norvins:

The charming little Place du Tertre in Montmartre:

The roofs of Montmartre between Place du Tertre and Rue St. Rustique:

The Gare de Nord and Gare de l’Est:

The Musée d’Orsay:

 The Arc de Triomphe:

The Pompidou Centre and Paris’ City-Hall (right):

Many Parisian landmarks can be spotted here: La Madeleine, the Esplanade des Invalides, the Pont Alexandre III, the Grands Magasins and Sainte-Trinité Church:

The Opéra Garnier and the Sainte-Clotilde Basilica and Saint-François Xavier Church in the distance:

The district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Louvre in the forefront:

The bell of Saint-Jacques and the towers of Notre-Dame emerging from the roofs of Paris:

The green thoroughfare of Boulevard Magenta:

 Le Bourget Airport to the North of the city:

The Stade de France and the St. Denis basilica (left):

A close-up view to the north-western suburbs of Paris… you can spot the roof of Maisons-Laffitte’s castle:

The roofs of Haussmannian buildings in the 18th arrondissement:

The CBD district of La Défense:

 … and finally a close-up on the parvis of the Sacré-Cœur:

 

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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