Basilique Sacré-Coeur - Paris - France - Interior Altar
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart (basilique du Sacré-Coeur) crowns Paris's "Mount of Martyrs" (Montmartre) in the northern part of the city (map).
A Byzantino-Romanesque building that's only a century old, it is a familiar landmark gleaming on the skyline and visible from many parts of the city.
It was made famous by Utrillo and a hundred lesser artists who lived in this neighborhood. The neighborhood today is quite touristy, but the church remains wonderful, and the panoramic view from its bell tower is one of the best around.