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Tickets for Basilica of Saint Denis: Dedicated Entrance

The final resting place for France's kings and queens

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Overview
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.

Ticket
What's included
Access to the cathedral
Access to the crypts
Audio guide (available onsite for an additional €3)
Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Venue
Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
How to get there
Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis
1,Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 93200, Paris
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Ratings & reviews
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Oct 4, 2019
Was easy
Jul 23, 2019
Interesting history and good audio. Need to remember to stop audio before keying in the number you require. Beautiful stain glass windows . Only 2 minutes from the metro station and cafes close by.
Jul 13, 2019
Unbelievably beautiful. Come!

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