Sacre Coeur


In contrast to the Gothic churches of the Middle Ages like Notre-Dame (1163-1240),
 the Romano-Byzantine style of Sacre Coeur is inspired by churches 
such as Saint Sofia in Constantinople and San Marco in Venice. 


The exterior travertine stone, known as ‘Château-Landon’, 
comes from the Souppes-sur-Loing quarry in Seine et Marne 
and is particular in that it is extremely hard with a fine grain 
and exudes calcite on contact with rainwater,
 making it white.


bon dimanche



Basilique du Sacré Coeur
75018, Paris
 
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