France is great, Paris is amazing, a holiday in this amazing city is a delightful experience everyone should have at least once in their lives. Between all the museums, art galleries and walk around the city, you should save one day to visit Montmarte and Sacre Coeur.
First of all what you should know about Montmarte is that this hill has been always associated with the bohemian artists that lived in the city. Even know walking up the streets you will see jewelers and painters working outside their studios. There you can find handmade jewelry, original paintings and clothes.
The building of Sacre Coeur started in 1876 as a symbol of moral condemnation of the sins of Paris. The name of the church means “the sacred heart” and it is build under Christian traditions and it is a monument of outstanding beauty, visible from most parts of Paris.
A very interesting thing about the church is how it managed to be perfect white even if Paris is so polluted. The secret is that the stones on the façade react with water creating calcite, a natural bleacher. This is why Sacre Coeur will remain the white monument of Paris.