Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Balata (Martinique)
From its dominant position facing the Bay of Fort-de-France, in Martinique, the church attracts more than 200,000 U.S. visitors of the 600,000 total visitors each year. More commonly called the “Montmartre Martiniquais”, the church, a miniature replica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris, was built between 1923 and 1925 on the spectacular heights of the city. It is FHS’ first grant to the French overseas territories.
Restoration of the statue of Christ with outstretched arms that crowns the church