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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Europe Trip | Paris-The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris -Sacré-Coeur Basilica

19th November 2014


Basilica Sacre Coeur is a Roman Catholic Church that is located at the summit of the de Montmartre, which is the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the defeat of France in the 1871 Franco-Prussian War and the socialist Paris Commune of 1871 crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular vision of a loving and sympathetic Christ.

The weather of the day was terribly cold and my hands were trembling when I walked up the staircase. My aim was to visit the famous museums in Paris and Basilica Sacre Coeur wasn’t in my plan list. Also, it wasn’t included in our itinerary however the tour guide had brought us to visit this famous Roman Catholic Church. We were told to be stayed with the group of us as the crowds of men who wanted to tie a bracelet to your wrist. If your wrist is stretched out, most likely your wallet or purse is gone to these pickpockets.  Again, there’s no free lunch in the world, hence do not ever believe that free bracelets are given at Sacré-Coeur Basilica.

It took around 15 minutes for us to meander up the hill and occasionally we stopped and enjoyed the spectacular view from the hill. I had to say again, it wasn't a good choice coming to Sacré-Coeur Basilica during autumn season or the clothes were not thick enough.



Hardly smiled as it was really very cold.
We were told that it was 8 Celsius during that morning.

The interior of the church contains one of the World’s largest mosaics over the altar and Christ with outstretched arms. There was a big signboard saying that photography was prohibited. Well, there were still many people taking photography inside. A beautiful meditation garden was found outside the chapel and we proceeded into the narrow streets of Montmartre; the artist colony, nice cafes and souvenirs shops. We had found the Mona Lisa poster over here.



If our luggages had more space, I really would like to bring back some delectable cookies.
The biscuits containers were attractive.

Moulin Rouge (red Windmill) which was not far from Sacré-Coeur Basilica had been spotted on the journey to our next destination. Burlesque shows featuring the famous French can-can which had been kept recommended by tour guide on the days before. Well, the entrance ticket was too costly.
Giuchie, giuchie, ya ya dada, giuchie, ya ya here,
Mocha chocalata, ya ya, creole Lady Marmalade

Anyone watched the show before?

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