On Day 13, it was again cloudy with intermittent sun, and still cool and windy. I started the day at Sacré-Cœur Basilica (Sacred Heart)
and for the first time, climbed to the top of the dome for some excellent views of Paris, because Sacré-Cœur is the highest point in Paris, on top of Montmartre.|
After that, I went to Père Lachaise Cemetery, the largest cemetery in Paris. In late afternoon, I visited the Church of Saint-Séverin
in the Latin Quarter, a few hundred metres south of Notre Dame, just before my final dinner in Paris.
Above: Sacré-Cœur Basilica. It is a political and cultural monument, both a national penance for the defeat of France
in the 1871 Franco-Prussian War, and for the socialist Paris Commune of 1871 and the lax moral standards in the Montmartre area,
dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Begun in 1875, the Basilica was finished by 1914, the start of World War I.
Below: Pictures 1 and 2 are views of my walk to the Metro and the Anvers Métro station, south of Sacré-Cœur.
Pictures 3 to 9 are taken on the grounds heading up the hill to Sacré-Cœur Basilica.