Only after I climbed all those stairs and reached the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, or the Sacred Heart Basilica, did I realize that this is where I should have come to spend my days along time ago. It is simply breathtaking to be standing at the very top, with the whole Paris at your feet. Build in 1914, this amazing monument is a draw for every tourist. Except when you realize that you are not a tourist anymore, it becomes not just a pretty place to see but rather a place to come and get a whole new perspective. The fact that a very adorable Italian performs his oh, so romantic songs at the foot of the Basilica every night makes it that much better..