Entrance ticket to the Basilica of Saint-Denis

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

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Centre des Monuments Nationaux

Description

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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Departure point

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

Inclusions

Entrance ticket

Exclusions

Audioguide. Guide

Highlights

Unique experience - definitely something to write home about. Explore at your leisure and spend more time at your favorite parts. Save time and see more with skip-the-line access

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mobile

Important info

  • 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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