Wednesday Postcard: Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris. A big Thank You to Carolyn of Hawkfeather Stories who found this vintage postcard in a little thrift shop and sent it to me.

This postcard is almost 100 years old and it’s in excellent condition

When construction began in the late 19th century, this basilica broke tradition. While other basilicas being built at the time were dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Notre-Dame) in the cities of Lyon, Lourdes, and Marseille, this basilica in Paris was dedicated to the Sacred Heart (Sacré-Cœur).

For more information:

Sacré-Cœur Basilica

If you enjoyed this postcard, you may be interested in my post, Montmartre & Sacré-Cœur

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!


  1. I was so happy to be able to visit the Sacred Heart on a brief visit to Paris. It is so beautiful, on a beautiful hilltop and has an incredible view from the steps!

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      I agree with you and I’m happy you got to visit this wonderful Basilica! When I went in spring ‘18, there were a few clouds, but it was warm and sunny. Still a pretty view! What time of year did you visit?


      1. It was September of 2013. We were there for 5 days and it rained most of the time, however that afternoon was mostly sunny. We were last there in September of ‘17 after a week in Brittany and another in Normandy. We were in Paris for only one day and made the most of it, lunch at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower then a bateau ride.
        Was ‘18 the last you were there?

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        1. That’s great! I’ve heard Brittany is a beautiful region- it’s on my list of places to visit one day. In 1995, I also took a Seine River cruise – I loved it! I was last there in ‘18 – it was my second time in Paris, but my first time to explore Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur.


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