Sacré-Cœur, also known as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, is easily one of the most famous churches of the city. Construction was completed in 1914, and in this comparatively short history, the place has managed to gain political and religious importance. It is located on the highest point in the city and thus is worth a visit for the view alone. You can view the skyline from here, and get a feel for the whole city. It was built after France had lost the Franco-Prussian war. Believing that defeat was due to spiritual weakness, and not military or strategic weakness, the church was built as a penance. If you are a religious person then you need to visit this place. Silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has been going here uninterrupted since 1 August 1885, before even the construction was completed. Doors close at 10:30 pm and only designated people are allowed to continue the night adoration. The night adoration is one of the most magical religious experiences possible; you stay in the Sacré-Cœur for the night and continue adoration. It is important to register for this adoration beforehand. Even if you are not religious, you will be awed by the amazing architecture and views from Sacré-Cœur.