Photographer's Note

Basilique du Sacre Coeur.

The architect is Paul ABADIE, but six architects succeeded him before the building was completed. The style is Romano-byzantine,that is to say in contrast with the gothic style of medieval churches such as Notre Dame of Paris (1163-1240). The style was inspired by models such as Saint Sophia at Constantinople, Saint Mark's at Venice or Ravenna.

Also in romano-byzantine style
The great mosaïc was created between 1900 and 1922.
The stained-glass windows were installed between 1903 and 1920.
They were destroyed by bombing in 1944 and restaured in 1946.
The great organ is by Cavaillé- Coll.
Dimensions :85 meters wide, 35 meters long.
The Dome is 83 meters high.
The Cupola is 55 meters high and 16 meters wide

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