Well this is what you've been waiting for, the climax of the day! From The Hardware Society, continue down Rue du Cardinal Dubois, and you'll land right in front of Sacre Coeur and all her beauty!
Okay so you don’t actually have to wear your Sunday best for this experience, but we are finally visiting that church we keep talking about. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, better known as just Sacré-Coeur, is a Roman Catholic church which sits at the summit of the butte Montmartre and is the highest point in the city. It can also be accessed by a Funicular (which will only cost you a metro ticket) but thankfully on our day, since you have already climbed to the top, you will reach the church by walking downhill. Whoo hoo!
Even if you don’t enter the actual Basilica, you will still want to admire the view from the steps of Sacré-Coeur. While you’re up there, try to pick out some of Paris’ famous landmarks. Hint, you won’t see the Eiffel Tower from here but you can spot another very famous church and just beyond that, the Pantheon. If you want to see the Eiffel Tower, walk past the top of the Funicular (so it’s on your left) and follow the fence. From here, if you peak between the iron posts, you can see the Eiffel Tower across the rooftops.
And if you are still craving more views, we have an opportunity for you to return to the steps of Sacré-Coeur during magic hour. Yes you’ll have to climb some stairs, but that baguette and bottle of wine at the top may help ease the pain.
The Basilica is open seven days a week and entrance is free. If you do wish to visit the Dome, please note that there are 300 steps and no lift for the dome and it requires an entrance fee (they vary so you need to check with the Basilica). As always, this is a very populated area so be mindful of your belongings.