Paris, Île-de-France, France
La basilique du Sacré-Cœur
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart
—Histoire de Paris —
La première pierre du colossal édifice est posée en 1875, sure l'emplacement du parc d'artillerie, et sa construction s'achève laborieusement: sa consécration a seulement lieu le 16 octobre 1919.
In July 1873 the National Assembly declared the need for a basilica, proposed by the Archbishop of Paris and funded by national subscription, atop the hill Montmartre, "in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, to call on France and especially the capital, mercy and divine protection." Thus was realized the "National Vow" launched in 1870 for the issue of the pope and the salvation of France. Pius IX had just instituted the feast of the Sacred Heart in 1856, yielding to the requests of the Jesuits.
The cornerstone of this colossal building was laid in 1875, on the site of the former artillery park. Its laborious construction was completed and the building consecrated on 16 October 1919.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris, Île-de-France 75018, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint-Pierre de Montmartre (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Square Louise-Michel (about 180 meters away); La maison de Rose de Rosimond (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Clos Montmartre (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Le Lapin Agile (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Le Bateau-Lavoir (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Eglise Saint-Jean-l’Evangéliste (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Le Moulin de la Galette (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Also see . . . History and architecture. The Basilica's website (in English) history of the Basilica, with sections on the history of the Montmartre, the construction of the Basilica, and its architecture:...From the dawn of time Montmartre has been a place of worship : from the Druids of ancient Gaul, through the Romans with their temples dedicated to Mars and Mercury, to the Church of Saint Peter, the oldest in Paris, rebuilt in the 12th century next to the Royal Abbey of Montmartre by Louis VI and his wife Adélaïde de Savoie… Finally, the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur, erected at the end of the 19th century... (Submitted on July 7, 2015.)
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