I couldn't leave Paris without a visit to Basilique de Sacré-Cœur (Sacred Heart Basilica) in the Montmartre area. First, as you know, I love cathedrals. Second, I could see it when I walked out of my hotel. In fact, I had picked Hotel du Square d'Anvers partly because it was so close.
I haven't said much yet about our Paris hotel. It was quite old. It was affordable. It faced a park. It was close to public transportation.
The elevator was teeny tiny, barely enough room for one person with luggage. I felt claustrophobic in it. But I used it because we were on the fifth floor, and otherwise...
Stairs. Five flights of stairs. No thanks. Not with a suitcase and a backpack and a CPAP machine.
I've just stepped out of the hotel, and there is Sacré-Cœur peaking over the rooftops.
The view is beautiful. It's Paris.
"For over 125 years, here, night and day, someone is praying to the Lord."
Step inside! Magnifique!
A visit to the gift shop for souvenirs...
Outside again, I see another very old building, Eglise Abbatiale et Paroissiale, which means Abby and Parish Church. I wish I'd had time to go inside.
Joanna met me about halfway down.
We found a restaurant for a quick brunch, and then we were off on our last Paris adventure, Versailles!
Until next time,
You can see my 15 Switzerland photo posts here: Switzerland.
You will find Paris posts here as I create them: Paris.
- Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- La Sainte-Chapelle, the Glory of Paris
- A Little Louvre Love
- Musee d'Orsay in Paris
- Arc de Triomphe and a Late Night Dinner in Paris
- Basilique de Sacré-Cœur in Paris
- Palace of Versailles
- Gardens of Versailles in Autumn