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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis

Historic site and monument ,  Religious building ,  Basilica ,  Cathedral ,  Crypt at 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)
  • Access
    • Public transport at 0 m
  • Spoken languages
  • Tourism and handicap
  • Documentation
Services
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Equipment
    • Toilets
    • Parking nearby
  • Services
    • Coach access
    • Boutique
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • From June 21, 2020 to December 31, 2020
  • Rates 2021
  • Reduce rate

    • Annual

    7.50 €
  • Adult

    • Annual

    9.50 €
  • Child rate

    • Annual

    Free
  • Reduce rate

    • Annual

    7.50 €
  • Adult

    • Annual

    9.50 €
  • Child rate

    • Annual

    Free
Openings
  • From June 21, 2020
    until September 30, 2020
  • From October 1, 2020
    until March 31, 2021
  • Monday
    10:30 AM - 6:45 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:30 AM - 6:45 PM
  • Thursday
    10:30 AM - 6:45 PM
  • Friday
    10:30 AM - 6:45 PM
  • Saturday
    10:30 AM - 6:45 PM
  • Sunday
    10:30 AM - 6:45 PM
  • Last access at 6.15 p.m. - public evacuation at 6.45 p.m. Sunday opening at 12 p.m. and last access at 5:45 p.m. - public evacuation at 6:15 p.m. Closing possible during certain religious services.
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
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