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The Sugar Head of Sacre Coeur

The white cathedral, made of travertine stone, stands on the only hill of Montmartre in Paris, France. From there you can see the whole of the city.
The Basilique Sacré-Coeur was designed by the architect Paul Abadie in a Romanesque-Byzantine style. Its foundation stone was laid in 1875. The basilica was not completed until 1914 and not officially opened for worship until 1919, after the end of the First World War.

Sacre Coeur in Painting. RenooirLandscape with the view of Sacre Coeur, Pierre August Renoir


The site of the 19th-century basilica is traditionally associated with the beheading of the city's patron, Saint Denis, in the 3rd century.
The Basilica is 85 metres wide and 35 metres long. The Dome is 83 metres high, with the 55 metres high and 16 metres wide Cupola.
Sacré-Coeur is built of a frost-resistant travertine – Château-Landon (Seine-et-Marne) stone that constantly weathers out its calcite, so that it bleaches with age to a chalky whiteness.

Sacre Coeur in Painting. Daniel LallemandLe Sacre-Coeur, Daniel Lallemand


A climb to the top of the dome provides an excellent view of Paris - at 271 feet above Montmartre Hill it is the second-highest viewpoint after the Eiffel Tower.
Some beleive the crypt contains a relic that some believe to be Christ's Sacred Heart (Sacré-Coeur).
The work was financed by gifts, often modest, from all over France.The names of the donors are carved in the stone.


Sacre Coeur in Painting. Aimé VenelVers le Sacré-Coeur, Aimé Venel


Sacre Coeur in Painting. Aimé VenelEn allant vers le Sacré-Coeur, Aimé Venel




Sacre Coeur in Painting. Tom ScanlonSacre-Coeur, Tom Scanlon






Sacre Coeur in Painting. Sandy StarrSacre Coeur and Its Artists, Sandy Starr




Sacre Coeur in Painting. Daniel LallemandLe manege des jardins dela butte et le Sacré-Coeur, Daniel Lallemand



Sacre Coeur in Painting. Jean DufyEglise St Pierre et Sacre Coeur, Jean Dufy


Sacre Coeur in PaintingLandscape with a view of Sacre-Coeur, Igor Avramenko


Jean Pierre Sahuc. Sacre Coeur in PaintingLa Seine et le Sacré-Coeur, Jean Pierre Sahuc


Georges Jamet Sacre Coeur in PaintingLe Sacre-Coeur, Georges Jamet


Sacre Coeur in Painting. Marie Claire HoumeauLe Sacre-Coeur, Marie Claire Houmeau


Ramon Casas i Carbo. Sacre Coeur in PaintingLe Sacré-Coeur, Ramon Casas i Carbo


Sacre Coeur in Painting, Aimé VenelL'envol au Sacré-Coeur, Aimé Venel


Sacre Coeur in Painting, Edouard Léon CortesLe Sacre-coeur, Edouard Léon Cortes


Lucien Vieillard, Sacre Coeur in PaintingRue de l'Abreuvoir, Lucien Vieillard


Sacre Coeur in Painting, Kees van DongenMontmartre et le Sacre Coeur, Kees van Dongen


Sacre Coeur in Painting, Linnea PergolaMontmartre et Sacré-Coeur, Linnea Pergola


Elisee Maclet
Sacre Coeur in PaintingRuelle a Montmartre et Sacré Coeur, Elisee Maclet


Sacre Coeur in Painting. Maurice UtrilloSacre Coeur et chateau des Brouillards, Maurice Utrillo


Maurice Utrillo. Sacre Coeur in PaintingSacre Coeur In Winter, Maurice Utrillo


Jean Pierre Sahuc. Sacre Coeur in PaintingSacré-Coeur, Jean Pierre Sahuc


Sacre Coeur in Painting Walter Stephen KraneSacre Coeur, Walter Stephen Krane


Lucien Genin
Sacre Coeur in PaintingEscaliers de la Butte rue Foyatier et Sacré-Coeur, Lucien Genin


Sacre Coeur in Painting. Jean PrevosHommage à Toulouse Lautrec les jardins de la Butte, Jean Prevos


Sacre Coeur in Painting. Claude Max Lochu
L'heure bleue a montmartre, Claude Max Lochu


Jean Pierre Sahuc. Sacre Coeur in PaintingEscaliers de la butte rue Foyatier et Sacré Coeur, Jean Pierre Sahuc


Bernard Buffet, Sacre Coeur in PaintingRue Norvins, Bernard Buffet






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3 comments:

  1. i think there should be more facts about sacre coeur because i have a french project and this might be a good site if it did have more facts

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  2. Nice site—thank you! I have a painting of Sacre Coeur taken from rue du Chevalier de la Barre. The signature is difficult to read, perhaps Gino Salviati? Does the name ring a bell? Cheers, ML

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  3. Sorry, I don't know anything about the artist..

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