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sacre coeur in paris

Live Webcam at Sacre Coeur in Paris

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  • Location: Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris, France
  • Source: PARIS TV
  • Info: Live streaming webcam at Sacre Coeur in Montmartre, Paris, France. Sacre-Coeur is also known as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

More info: Sacre Coeur is the highest point in Paris. Construction of the Basilica began in 1875 and it took nearly 39 years to be completed. From a distance Sacré-Coeur appears to be perfectly white. The reason for this is due to its construction with a particular type of limestone called “travertine.” This type of stone actually cleans itself when in contact with water because of a substance it releases called “calcite.”

The main bell (there are 5 in total) inside the basilica is the fifth largest in Europe and weighs around 18,835 kg. A total of 28 horses were needed to bring the bell into the church when it was installed in 1895.