Cheap hotels near Sacre Coeur in Paris, France
Gleaming from its perch atop the butte Montmartre (the highest point in Paris), the Basilique du Sacré Coeur is one of the most majestic and recognizable sights in Paris, perhaps second only to the iconic Eiffel Tower. The towering white domes and facade can be seen from all over the city.
Built between 1875-1914 as a supposed penance for the crimes of the socialist Paris Commune, the basilica today is a popular tourist attraction, and it’s no surprise why. Besides the stunning architecture and interior of the basilica (which features one of the largest mosaics in the world), the location of Sacré Coeur is ideal -- not only does it offer sweeping views of Paris from its steps, but the winding streets of Montmartre are nestled just under its imposing figure.
The basilica is free to enter, and visitors can ascend to the top of the dome for a small price.
Getting there: Despite its hilltop location, Sacre Coeur is relatively accessible by public transit. To get there, take the Metro line 12 to "Jules Joffrin" or "Pigalle" (also line 2) and board the Montmartrobus to Place du Tertre or rue Norvins. Alternately, you can take the Metro to "Anvers" (line 2) or "Abbesses" (line 12) and walk a few blocks to the base of the hill. From here, it’s a vigorous walk or a short funicular ride to the top.
Cheap hotels near Sacre Coeur: Sacre Coeur is located right in Montmartre, a charming and lively neighborhood that features plenty of cheap sleeps. Some of our favorites include the Hotel André Gill, with it’s surprisingly quiet location near Pigalle, and the Ermitage Sacré Coeur, a lovely family-run guesthouse located just behind the famous basilica.