Monday, May 26, 2008


Said to be the largest mosaic in the world at 475 square metres, the great mosaic in the chancel of the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre depicts the Sacred Heart of Jesus glorified by the Catholic Church and by France.

The mosaic was designed by the French painter Luc-Olivier Merson.

The mosaic took from 1900 to 1922 to be executed.

For a closer inspection of each detail of the mosaic see also:Luc-Olivier Merson : Mosaïques du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre