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La basilique du Sacr-Cur, dite du Vu national, situe au sommet de la butte Montmartre, dans le 18e arrondissement de Paris, est un difice religieux parisien majeur.
Sa construction suit l'aprs-guerre de 1870. Elle est dclare d'utilit publique par une loi vote le 24juillet 1873 par l'Assemble nationale de 1871. Elle s'inscrit dans le cadre d'un nouvel ordre moral faisant suite aux vnements de la Commune de Paris, dont Montmartre fut un des hauts lieux. Avec plus de dix millions de plerins et visiteurs par an (donnes 2006), c'est le second monument religieux de France le plus visit aprs la cathdrale Notre-Dame de Paris

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacr-Cur Basilica and often simply Sacr-Cur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacr-Cur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the defeat of France in the 1871 Franco-Prussian War and the socialist Paris Commune of 1871 crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular vision of a loving and sympathetic Christ.








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