Sacre Ceour, located on the highest point in the Montmartre district in Paris. Perched, overlooking the city, this Basilica is indeed a landmark not to miss. We arrive during Sunday mass and are funneled through with multitudes of other tourists from around the world. No matter, the choir sings, the alter boys serve and worship continues. The gilt ceilings rise high above our heads with Jesus at the helm. Blue and metallic gold, with colorful stained glass and stone carvings. You can't help but feel the presence of God despite the crowds of photo snapping onlookers.
In contrast to living believers is the Cimetière de Montmartre, located in an old Gypsum quarry in the city center. During the French Revolution it served as a place where the foreign soldiers were thrown in mass graves, the cemetary is now the final resting place for both the famous and generations of Parisian families. Since 1860 the gravestones and monuments to the dead have been lining up tightly, as there is scarcely a place to fit more and yet at least 500 people per year are buried at this incredible site. A walk through could take hours, every granite tomb offers a detailed and extravagant detail and artistry.