The Basilica is the highest point of the Butte. Take the funicular, or the stairs, and admire, from its forecourt, the incredible view of Paris. If you go to its dome, the panorama stretches for almost 50 km! The Sacré Coeur was built at the end of the 19th century, but the Butte is a place of pilgrimage since the Middle Ages, in memory of the Christians who were martyred there (hence its original name the Mount of Martyrs). Inside the Romano-Byzantine-style building, everything is disproportionate: the height of its central dome (55m), the impressive mosaic of the Choir with an area of 480m2, the 19-ton bell which is the most big in the world.