Colorful paintings for sale at Montmarte
The Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Six other architects succeeded him to complete the building. In contrast to the Gothic churches of the Middle Ages like Notre-Dame de Paris (1163-1240), the style is inspired by churches such as Saint Sofia in Constantinople and San Marco in Venice. The exterior travertine stone, known as ‘Château-Landon’, comes from the Souppes-sur-Loing quarry in Seine et Marne and is particular in that it is extremely hard with a fine grain and exudes calcite on contact with rainwater, making it white. 
Access to the Dome is outside the Basilica on the left.
Warning: There are 300 steps to climb and no lift!

Opening hours: Every day from 8.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (May to September) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (October to April). These times are subject to change and can vary according to the weather.

Admission charge: There are various rates to access the Dome. Please ask for further information.
The Basilica is open every day from 6 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. Entrance is free. Reservation is not needed for group visits.
Access to the Dome and Crypt is at the bottom of the staircase outside the Basilica on the left. Opening hours: every day from 8.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (May to September) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (October to April). These times are subject to change and can vary according to the weather.
Getting there
SUBWAY
  • Jules Joffrin (M° 12) + Montmartrobus (Place du Tertre stop)
  • Pigalle (M° 12, M° 2) + Montmartrobus (Norvins stop)
  • Anvers (M° 2) + Cable car (métro ticket) or steps
  • Abbesses (M° 12) + Cable car (métro ticket) or steps

RATP public transport map : www.ratp.fr

Bus

  • 30 – 31 – 80 – 85 (Anvers Sacré-Coeur bus stop at foot of Montmartre)
  • Le Petit Train de Montmartre tourist train Operated by Promotrain, 131 rue de Clignancourt 75018 PARIS Tel: +33 1 42 62 24 00 –www.promotrain.fr Departure from Place Blanche (Blanche subway station line 2). Contact, booking and payment directly to this company, which is a separate entity.
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