Visit the Sacré-Coeur

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Overview

Take a self-guided visit to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, an accessible Catholic church that is open to tourists free of charge. 


The Sacré-Coeur Basilica is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing on top of Montmartre and offering a panoramic view of the city. There are no guided tours of the Basilica as it is primarily a place of worship, but you are welcome to visit if you respect the guidelines. The dome of the church is open and is a great place to take photos and admire the Parisian skyline. 


Although the Basilica is set on top of a steep hill, it is accessible to visitors with reduced mobility who can climb the hill in the funicular. A wheelchair-accessible entrance is available at the side of the Basilica, and the grounds of the Church are mostly paved with smooth cobbles. Accessible parking spots can be found at the rear of the Church, and there are accessible bathrooms onsite. However, as it is a place of worship, service dogs are not permitted. The crypt and the dome are both accessed by sets of stairs and are therefore not accessible for wheelchair users. 

Detailed information

Bathroom available
No

Guaranteed accessibility features

  • Accessible free entrance

Know before you go

What is included

  • Free entrance

What is not included

  • Ground transportation

  • Parking

  • Insurance

  • Tour Guide

Location

Paris, France

Location

Paris, France

Free admission

Frequently asked questions

The tours we offer are designed to accommodate all kind of disabilities. Our travel experts can help you find the right tour to meet your accessibility needs.

Photography is not permitted inside the Basilica in order to preserve an appropriate atmosphere for prayer.

It will take you from 45 minutes to an hour to visit the Dome and the Crypt of the Sacré-Coeur. You should also know that to reach this unique viewpoint over Paris you will have to climb 300 steps.

You can enter the Basilica of the Sacred Heart every day from 6 AM to 10 PM, all year round. However, the opening hours for the Dome are different: - 9:30 AM to 5 PM from October to April - 8:30 AM to 8 PM from May to September.

You can climb the hill in the funicular. There is a wheelchair-accessible entrance to the grounds to side of the Basilica, and you can enter the Basilica itself via the rear. There are wheelchair-accessible bathrooms onsite, and accessible parking bays close to the accessible entrance. However, both the crypt and the dome are accessed by stairs.

The Basilica is free to enter.