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3 reviews of Sacré Coeur de Balata

A famous church

This is perhaps the most famous and visited church in Martinique, a replica of the Basilica of Sacre Coeur in Paris. It is located about 7 km of Fort-de-France, and can be accesesd by exiting at RN 3 the road to Morne-Rouge (known as "Route de la Trace"), in the National Park of Balata. It is on the hill, in an elevated position with a viewpoint, from which you can enjoy magnificent views looking over the bay and the capital of Martinique. The church was built by Monseigneur Lequien in 1915, after the eruption of Montagne Pele destroyed Saint-Pierre in 1902 (until then the capital of the island) and was designed by the French architect Wuifflef.

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