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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis

Historic site and monument ,  Religious building ,  Basilica ,  Cathedral ,  Crypt in Saint-Denis
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  • Discover the first masterpiece of Gothic art and a single place of burial of the kings of France.

  • The Saint-Denis Basilica Cathedral is the first monumental masterpiece founder of Gothic art in the twelfth century.

    Built on the tomb of Saint Denis, martyred by the Romans in the third century, the basilica of Saint-Denis is the first monumental testimony of Gothic art. Then, as a royal abbey, she lit art history, political and spiritual Middle Ages. It became one of the main cemeteries of the Merovingian and Carolingian rulers aristocrats, it definitely ties its fate to that of royalty...
    The Saint-Denis Basilica Cathedral is the first monumental masterpiece founder of Gothic art in the twelfth century.

    Built on the tomb of Saint Denis, martyred by the Romans in the third century, the basilica of Saint-Denis is the first monumental testimony of Gothic art. Then, as a royal abbey, she lit art history, political and spiritual Middle Ages. It became one of the main cemeteries of the Merovingian and Carolingian rulers aristocrats, it definitely ties its fate to that of royalty under the Capetians by 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 I, Catherine de Medici, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette …

    Reopening of the necropolis of the Basilica of Saint-Denis from June 21 under the following conditions:
    - Number of people limited
    - Masks mandatory from 11 years old (this is the case for the church too).
    - Mandatory taking of time-stamped tickets on the CMN website http://saint-denis.monuments-nationaux.fr/
    - Hydroalcoholic gel available at reception
    - Groups limited to 9 people plus the guide: free tickets or not to take on the site to be in the gauge
    - Adapted visit circuit: physical distance with respect for the stickers on the ground near the tombs and in the crypt
    - Payment by credit card
    - Temporary closure of access to the Charles V chapel (South transept Tombs perfectly visible from the staircase and from the top of the chapel) Bourbons chapel (crypt) Chapel called mantles (north nave)
  • Environment
    • In the town centre
    • In town
    • Close to a public transportation
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Tourism and handicap
  • Documentation
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Magnetic loop available at the reception
    • Mobility impaired
    • Hearing impaired
    • Visually impaired
    • Mentally impaired
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Equipment
    • Parking nearby
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Coach access
    • Boutique
    • Guided tours
    • Seminar
    • No pets allowed
Rates
Payment methods
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • From October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    11 €
  • Reduce rate
    9.50 €

    • - Young people 18-25 years outside the EU/ Teachers not holding an Education Pass/ Ikaria Card/ Discovery Pass Grand Paris Nord

  • Child rate
    Free

    • - Under 18 (family and outside school groups)

  • Adult group
    9.50 €

    • - per person. Twin ticket "Panthéon – Basilique de Saint-Denis" at €19

  • Free:
    > for persons under 18 years of age (European Union nationals or regular residents on the territory of the European Union).
    > for 18-25 year olds.
    > for persons with disabilities.
    > for job seekers (on presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months).
    > Holders of the Culture Card - ICOM Card
    > for teachers with the Education Pass.

    Pass:
    > Twin ticket "Panthéon – Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis" at €16.
    > Marie-Antoinette pass at €26 (pass that gives access to 4 sites in Ile-de-France in connection with Marie-Antoinette: château de Rambouillet, Conciergerie, Chapelle Expiatoire and Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis).

    Paris Museum Pass accepted: time slot reservation recommended
Openings
Openings
  • From April 1, 2024 until September 30, 2024
    Open Everyday
    * Monday to Saturday from 10h to 18h15. Sunday from 12h to 18h15. Ticket office closes 30 minutes before. Exceptional closure during religious services.
  • From October 1, 2024 until March 31, 2025
    Open Everyday
    * Monday to Saturday from 10h to 17h15. Sunday from 12h to 17h15. Ticket office closes 30 minutes before. Exceptional closure during religious services.
On the spot
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