PARCOURS HISTORIQUE DE SAINT DENIS A SAINT-DENIS
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Come to discover an original trail between the Basilica and the Stade de France, from the city's beginnings to the 21st century. Stippled by twenty steel markers, this walking-tour invite you to pause along the trail at each important step in the city's development. The markers call up those places, buildings, events, activities and people instrumental in shaping Saint-Denis.
One side of the marker recounts and explains economic and political change, highlights crafts and artistic...Come to discover an original trail between the Basilica and the Stade de France, from the city's beginnings to the 21st century. Stippled by twenty steel markers, this walking-tour invite you to pause along the trail at each important step in the city's development. The markers call up those places, buildings, events, activities and people instrumental in shaping Saint-Denis.
One side of the marker recounts and explains economic and political change, highlights crafts and artistic expression and provides insights into everyday life.
The other side describes a significant stage in the city's growth and developement. Additional information is provided by plans and drawings.
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1 CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINT-DENIS
Built on the tomb of St. Denis, martyred by the Romans in the third century, the Basilica of Saint-Denis is the first monumental testimony of Gothic art. Then lit the royal abbey artistic, political and spiritual history of the Middle Ages. Became one of the main necropolis of the Merovingian and Carolingian sovereigns aristocrats, it definitely ties its fate to that of the kingdom under the Capetians becoming the burial place of the kings of France.
It houses more than 70 elaborately carved tombs including those of Clovis, Dagobert, Bertrand du Guesclin, Francis, Catherine de Medicis, Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette.
Since September 2012 held a major restoration. Spread over three years, this work aims to rehabilitate the west facade and three portals. Another goal: to find the consistency and quality of the monument ornaments as they were designed in the 19th century, and thus find the desired by Abbot Suger magnificence.
Please note: the basilica remains accessible during construction.
-From April 1 to September 30: 10am-18h15, Sunday: 12am-18h15.
-From 1 October to 31 March: 10am-17h15, Sunday: 12am-17.15.
Guided tours in French and 15h to 11h, Sundays at 12:30 ET 15h (times subject to change). Audioguide rental (€ 4.50 a, 6 € for two).
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
The monument is closed to visitors on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December, and in the case of religious services.
2 The Maison d'Education de la Légion d'honneur
It is in 1791, when the monastic orders were abolished by the Convention, the buildings will be abandoned and even threatened a time of destruction. Napoleon visiting Saint-Denis, decided to allocate to the second house education for girls, the first being Ecouen. This continues to function well, welcoming each year about 500 students in the second degree.
Visits only by reservation at the Tourist Office
3 Landmark 1
4 Landmark 2
5 Landmark 3
6 Landmark 4
7 Landmark 5
8 Landmark 6
9 La fabrique de la Ville
The building is a witness of buildings ranging from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. The scaffolding should allow the public to enter into this "skeleton house" in order to understand the techniques and develop the skills of the building trades. It is intended to present the city of Saint-Denis in terms of archeology, architecture and urbanism.
10 Landmark 7
11 Landmark 8
12 Landmark 9
13 Landmark 10
14 Landmark 11
15 Landmark 12
16 Landmark 13
17 Art and History Museum
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-17.30.
Saturday and Sunday: 14h-18h30.
The museum is closed on Tuesdays and holidays.
Admission is free the first Sunday of the month.
18 Maison d’éducation de la Légion d'honneur park
It annually hosts the festival of tulips in April.
19 Landmark 14
20 Landmark 15
21 Landmark 16
22 Landmark 17
23 Landmark 18
24 Landmark 19
25 Landmark 20
26 The Saint-Denis canal and its locks
27 STADE DE FRANCE®
Go to the locker room, lawn edges, official forums ...
Relive the excitement of the biggest sporting events, shows and concerts that have built the legend of the Stade de France.
To complete the tour, do not miss the permanent exhibition and relive the great moments of life stage: its construction, its events, its daily via the original artwork, photos, and number of items autographed by biggest stars!
Finally, before you leave, go through STADEFRANCE Boulevard, the Walk of Fame, which commemorates the passage of the stars of stars reinforcement on the court.
A unique tour not to be missed!
Duration of the visit: 1h30
High season (April 1 to August 31 + school holidays) starts at 11am, 12am, 14h, 15h and 16h
Departures in English at 10:30 & 14:30.
Low season (from September 1 to March 31): starts at 11am, 13h, 15h, 17h. Closed on Mondays.
The stadium is likely to alter his days and hours during demonstrations. Learn about the timing of the website.
Tickets on sale at the Tourist Office.
- 19 meters of difference in height
- Start altitude : 39 m
- End altitude : 40 m
- Maximum altitude : 43 m
- Minimum altitude : 33 m
- Total positive elevation : 19 m
- Total negative elevation : -18 m
- Max positive elevation : 7 m
- Min positive elevation : -3 m