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Tickets for Basilica of Saint Denis: Dedicated Entrance

The final resting place for France's kings and queens

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
10:00 - 17:15
Tomorrow
10:00 - 17:15
Friday
10:00 - 17:15
Saturday
10:00 - 17:15
Sunday
12:00 - 17:15
Monday
10:00 - 17:15
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:15
Highlights
  • 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
Description

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.

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What's included
  • Access to the cathedral
  • Access to the crypts
  • Audio guide (available onsite for an additional €3)
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis, Paris
Additional info

Getting There

  • 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

Admission

24 & 31 December: 12:00 - 16:15, last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Reviews
Sep 3, 2017
We were looking forward to our visit to the Basilica of Saint Denis. I would describe our visit with three words: Amazing, Magnificent and Beautiful. I love history and I have read a lot about French history too. Being there left me speechless.
Aug 12, 2017
Amazing. Interesting visit, the tombs of the kings and queens of France are definitely a must see if you have been in Paris for a while and enjoy the history. Very well preserved and looked after.
Jul 26, 2017
Easy, fast access which our mobile ticket. The chapelle is beautiful!
Jul 12, 2017
Very easy to book! Nice experience
Jan 16, 2018
Superbe lieu ! Belle et ruche necropole. Vitraux superbes- Juste tres froid.
Jan 12, 2018
L'exposition sur les sépultures royales des Romanov et celles des rois de France est distrayante sans plus (photos surtout) - Mais on en profite pour revoir la basilique et la nécropole - A chaque fois quelque chose de nouveau - Cette fois ce furent les vitraux avec la "découvertes" de ceux ne remontant qu'à Viollet Leduc
Jan 3, 2018
Local fácil de achar, quase na saída do metro, vale a pena uma visita, para conhecer mais sobre os reis da França
Jan 3, 2018
Guide parfait,
regrette l'absence de commentaire sur l'architecture de la cathédrale.
Dec 28, 2017
Très intéressant.
Dec 27, 2017
Il y a la Tour Eiffel les beaux monuments de Paris mais ne pas oublier la Basilique Cathédrale Saint Denis. C est magnifique. Et tellement intéressant.

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