Entrance ticket to the Basilica of Saint-Denis
Attractions & guided tours

Entrance ticket to the Basilica of Saint-Denis

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Duration: up to 24 hours
Safety measures applied
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What to expect

Discover the Basilica of Saint-Denis, the final resting place of the kings and queens of France.

Built on the grave of Saint Denis, a Bishop of Paris who died in 250 AD, the royal abbey of Saint-Denis was, from the death of King Dagobert in 639 AD until the 19th century, the burial place of 43 kings, 32 queens and 10 servants to the monarchy. The basilica was raised to the rank of cathedral in 1966.

Featuring over 70 recumbent statues and monumental tombs from the Renaissance, the basilica contains within its walls the largest collection of funerary sculpture from the 12th to the 16th centuries.

The church, designed by Abbot Suger, kings' advisor from 1135 to 1144, was completed in the 13th century during the reign of Saint Louis. A major work of Gothic art, this church was the first to place a great importance on light, a symbol of divinity, in religious architecture.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Entrance ticket
    What's not included
    • Audioguide
    • Guide
    Reduced price

    Reduced admission:

    • Youth 18-25 not member of the EU
    • Teachers without Pass Education

    Free admission for:

    • Under 18
    • Youth 18-25 and/or residents of the U.E
    • Disabled visitors with one attendant person
    • Jobs seekers with proof dated less than 6 months before
    • Holders of Carte Culture - Carte Icom
    • Teachers holders of Pass Education
    • All visitors on the first Sunday of the month from 1 January to 31 March and from 1 November to 31 December
    • All visitors during the "Journées du Patrimoine" on the 3rd weekend of September
    Where

    Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis, 1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur 93200 Saint-Denis

    Meeting point:

    Present your ticket at the entrance of the venue during opening hours. Nearest metro station: Basilique de Saint-Denis (line 13).

    What to remember
    • From October to April conditions can be chilly inside the monument and so we advise visitors to dress warmly
    • Nine steps to enter the royal necropolis, 15 steps to enter the crypt and 15 steps to enter the upper choir
    • No dogs except for guide dogs for visually impaired visitors
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    When

    From May 1st to September 30th :

    • Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am - 6:15 pm
    • Open Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:15 pm

    From October 1st to March 31st:

    • Monday to Saturday 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
    • Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    Last admission 30 minutes before closing time

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    Provider
    Centre des Monuments Nationaux
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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