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 - 18:15
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 18:15
Thursday:  10:00 - 18:15
Friday:  10:00 - 18:15
Saturday:  10:00 - 18:15
Sunday:  12:00 - 18:15
Monday:  10:00 - 18:15
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)
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Venue
Address
Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis
1,Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 93200, Paris
Reviews
Jul 13, 2019
Unbelievably beautiful. Come!
Jun 18, 2019
The best
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
Jul 21, 2019
Remarquable
Jul 16, 2019
Très bien merci
Jul 14, 2019
l'audioguide est utile.
Jul 8, 2019
La guide est passionnée et sait transmettre l'intérêt pour l'histoire de France. Elle est excellente. Cela m'a d'autant plus émue que je suis en pleine lecture d'un récit romancé sur la construction de la cathédrale. Ce livre palpitant est écrit par Jean Diwo "le printemps des cathédrales". On y décrit la vie romancée des personnages historiques et l'avancée des travaux, vue par un jeune artisan en formation (maçonnique).
De plus, à la fin de la visite, commençait un concert d'orgue et de chant et conte breton. La chanteuse avait une voix d'une grande beauté, ce qui n'a rien gâché à cette sortie !
Je recommande franchement cette visite extraordinaire

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