Tickets for Basilica of Saint Denis: Dedicated Entrance
The final resting place for France's kings and queens
- See the final resting place of 43 kings, 32 queens and 10 servants to the monarchy, including Marie Antoinette
- Marvel at the Gothic architecture in what was the world's first Gothic cathedral
- Escape the crowds found at Notre-Dame or Sacré Coeur and spend some time at a lesser visited monument
Step inside the first Gothic cathedral in the world, and the final resting place of 43 kings, 32 queens and 10 servants to the monarchy, including Marie Antoinette. The Basilica of Saint Denis is a testament to French art and architecture, with over 70 statues and monumental tombs from the Renaissance!
43 kings, 32 queens and 10 servants to the monarchy were buried in the royal abbey of Saint-Denis, from King Dagobert in 639 AD, right up to royals in the 19th century. It sounds like a plot point from Game of Thrones, but it's just French history.
Built on the grave of Saint-Denis, a Bishop of Paris who died in 250 AD, this beautiful basilica became a cathedral in 1966.
See over 70 statues and monumental tombs from the Renaissance period, plus the biggest collection of funerary sculpture from the 12th to the 16th centuries, all within these walls.
A must-visit for French history lovers, there's lots to impress including the crypts - which are also now home to the tomb of Marie Antoinette.
- Access to the cathedral
- Access to the crypts
- Audio guide (available onsite for an additional €3)
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
- Metro: Line 13 to Basilique de Saint-Denis. Please note that this station has no elevator
- Car: From the center of Paris, to Porte de la Chapelle, then A1, exit Saint-Denis - centre ville. Please note that the city center of Saint-Denis is closed for vehicles
24 & 31 December: 12:00 - 16:15, last admission 30 minutes before closing.