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Sacre Coeur Wheelchair Accessibility

  Handicapped Accessibility at Sacre Coeur Basilica
 – The Sacre-Coeur is a large, Romanesque-Byzantine style church on a hill on the north side of the Paris. The hill is very big so you will need a car or taxi to drive you up to the church. There is a step-free entrance through the adjacent building at the back of the church.

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Is there an accessible entrance?

Where is it located? Back of church (north end of building) on Rue du Chevalier de La Barre. It is normally open every day between 9:30 and 12:30 in the morning, and between 14:00 and 18:00 in the afternoon. It is possible to call the welcome desk beforehand at : 01 23 41 89 00.  An elevator will bring you up to the church.

Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? Push/pull

Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? Back of church (north end of building) on Rue du Chevalier de La Barre

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? No Cobblestones

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? Which parts are not accessible? All parts are accessible except the dome and the crypt which have steps to get to them.

Are there loaner wheelchairs? No

Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes

Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes

Are there grab bars? Yes

Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up steps? There are no guided tours in the Basilica as it is a place of silent prayer.

Does advance notice need to be given for…

…handicapped parking?  No

…opening of an accessible entrance? No, but you can call 01 23 41 89 00 to make sure they are there

…loaner wheelchairs? No loaner wheelchairs

…accessible tours? No guided tours

Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Free for everyone

Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris

Telephone: (33) 1 53 41 89 00



The front entrance of the Sacre Coeur church has many steps to enter:


The accessible entrance is in the rear of the church. You will go through this gate and go into the door to the left of the flowers:


There is step-free wheelchair access at the rear entrance. A staff member will escort you to the elevator to go up one level.


The walkway leads over to the ground floor of the Sacre Coeur church.


There are two steps to get out to the front porch of the church.  When leaving, you will need to go back across the walkway and ring this button so a staff member can open the door to get back to the elevator.


This handicapped parking spot is located at the rear of the church.  The map on the right shows the route you would have to walk or roll if you accidentally got dropped off at the front entrance.



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