World's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions
No. 27 Sacré Coeur Basilica, Paris
Annual Visitors: 10,500,000
Sacré Coeur lures visitors to the summit of Montmartre for a litany of reasons—while some come to pray and meditate, most come for the remarkable 360-degree views of the City of Light from its highest vantage point. The construction of the basilica, which started in 1871, was intended to restore peace to a site stained by violence during the Paris Commune.
Source: Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency