The Basilica can be seen from almost anywhere in Paris. Sacre Coeur stands on top of the Montmartre hill, the most "Parisian" place of the city. The construction began in 1885 in memory of the victims of the Franco-Prussian war, and it was completed in 1923. The architectural style of the Basilica is still controversial. The construction was conceived in the Roman-Byzantine style, but due to the many changes Sacre Coeur acquired many elements of the Greco-Byzantine. The elements of the Gothic and Renaissance styles are also observed.
The Basilica is open from 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM, but the observation deck is open until 5:00 PM. You can get from the metro stations Jules Joffrin, Pigalle, Anvers, Abbesses and walk up to 272 steps or take the bus.