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Sacre Coeur Webcam - Paris

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

    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.