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  • Explore the Basilica of Saint-Denis, and its historic halls, with the help of a leaflet available in 12 languages.
  • Marvel at the Cathedral’s magnificent facade which was a turning point in history, signalling the shift from Romantic to Gothic architecture.
  • Check out the royal tombs inside the Basilica where the ancient French Monarchy lie in peace.
  • Explore the Basilica of Saint-Denis, and its historic halls, with the help of a leaflet available in 12 languages.
  • Marvel at the Cathedral’s magnificent facade which was a turning point in history, signalling the shift from Romantic to Gothic architecture.
  • Check out the royal tombs inside the Basilica where the ancient French Monarchy lie in peace.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Basilica of Saint-Denis
  • Free leaflet in 12 languages
  • Tour group of 30 or less

Exclusions

  • Tour Guide/ Audioguide
  • Transfers
  • Please note that there is free admission during the following days: European Heritage Days on the third weekend of Sep, and every first Sunday of the month from Nov to Mar.
  • Entry is free for anyone under the age of 18 years, and for European Union nationals or non-EU residents in France aged between 18 and 25 years (an ID is necessary).
  • Entry is free for disabled guests with an accompanying adult, jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old), holders of a valid education pass, and architecture students.
  • The leaflet is available in 12 languages including French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Czech and Dutch.
  • Note that the Basilica is both a museum and a church. For this reason, very occasionally, due to funerals or exceptional masses, the tour may be canceled or postponed
  • From October to April, it can get chilly inside the monument and so we advise visitors to dress warmly
  • Number of Steps: Nine steps to enter the royal necropolis, 15 steps to enter the crypt, and 15 steps to enter the upper choir
  • No dogs are allowed except for guide dogs for visually-impaired visitors
  • Luggage is not allowed
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 8 February, 2027.
  • These tickets are valid until 8 February, 2027.
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The Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis is a historic church located in the commune of Saint-Denis, just north of Paris, France. It is considered one of Europe's most significant examples of Gothic architecture and is renowned for its unique stained-glass windows and ornate sculptures. The Cathedral was built in the 12th century and has undergone numerous renovations and restorations over the years. It is also the burial place of many French monarchs, including King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. The Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis is a true masterpiece of medieval architecture and a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, art, and religion.

Before visiting the Basilica Cathedral of Saint Dennis, here's all you need to know!

Why Visit Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis?

Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis, France
  • Historical Relevance: The Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis is considered the birthplace of Gothic architecture. It was constructed in the 12th century and is the final resting place of French royalty, including many kings and queens. This is a must-visit destination if you're interested in history and architecture.
  • Beautiful Artwork: The Cathedral boasts gorgeous stained-glass windows, intricate carvings, and stunning sculptures. The artwork is breathtaking and a testament to the incredible craftsmanship of the artists who worked on the Cathedral over the centuries.
  • Spiritual Significance: The Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis is a place of worship with a deep spiritual significance for many people. Whether religious or not, you'll be moved by the sense of peace and tranquility permeating the Cathedral.
  • Convenient Location: The attraction is located just outside of Paris and is easily accessible by public transportation. It's a great day trip from the city and is perfect for anyone who wants to explore the beautiful French countryside while also getting a dose of history and culture.

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If you plan to visit the Basilica of Saint-Denis, we recommend booking your tickets online. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Skip the lines: The Basilica of Saint Denis is a popular tourist destination, and during peak season, the ticket lines can be pretty long. You can bypass the queues by booking your tickets online and heading straight inside the Cathedral. You'll save time and avoid the hassle of waiting in line.
  • Exclusive deals: Booking your tickets online might also entitle you to special discounts or offers that aren't available at the ticket counter. This means that not only will you save time, but you'll also save some money.
  • Guaranteed entry: You'll be guaranteed admission to the Basilica of Saint-Denis by booking your tickets online. You won't have to worry about the possibility of being turned away at the door due to a high number of visitors or other factors.

Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis Highlights

From the intricate carvings and sculptures to the grand tombs of French royalty, the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis offers a wealth of things to see and do. Here are a few highlights you won't want to miss during your visit.

Interior of Basilica Cathedral, Saint Denis

Gothic Architecture

The Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis is an architectural masterpiece and a shining example of Gothic architecture. The Cathedral is a sight to behold, from the beautiful stained glass windows to the intricate carvings and sculptures. The Cathedral's stunning exterior matches its equally impressive interior, with vaulted ceilings and intricate details that will leave you in awe.

Tomb of King Henry IV, Basillica Cathedral, Saint Denis

French Royalty

The Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis is the final resting place of French royalty, including many kings and queens. As you wander through the Cathedral, you'll see the elaborate tombs of monarchs such as Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The Cathedral also served as the coronation site for many French kings, adding to its historical significance.

Choir and Art, Basilica Cathedral, Saint Denis

Artistic Treasures

The Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis is home to a stunning collection of artistic treasures. From ancient frescoes to ornate altarpieces, the Cathedral's artwork spans several centuries and styles. Notable works include the grand organ, which dates back to the 19th century, and the breathtaking Rose Window, which depicts scenes from the Bible.

Garden of Basilica Cathedral, Saint Denis

Beautiful Gardens

Besides the Cathedral itself, this iconic landmark is surrounded by beautiful gardens, perfect for a peaceful stroll. The gardens are meticulously maintained and offer a quiet retreat from the busy city streets. As you wander through the gardens, you'll discover hidden nooks, beautiful fountains, and breathtaking views of the Cathedral.

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Facade of Basilica Cathedral, Saint Denis
  • Entry time: 10 AM to 5 PM (every day); last entry at 4:15 PM.
  • Closed on: Mondays and on certain public holidays, including January 1st, May 1st, May 8th, and December 25th.
  • Best time to visit: During the off-peak season from November to February; also, visit early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid busy crowds.

Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur 93200 Saint-Denis, France

Find on Map

  • By Bus: Lines 153, 253, 255, 350, and 356
    Nearest bus stop: La Légion d'Honneur, which is a 2–3-minute walk to the Cathedral
  • By Train: Lines RER D and Transilien H
    Nearest train station: Saint-Denis, which is 5-10 minutes away from the Cathedral
  • By Metro: Line 13
    Nearest metro stop: Basilique de Saint-Denis, which is 10-15 minutes walk away from the Cathedral
Rules Basilica Cathedral, Saint Denis
  • The Basilica is a place of worship, so please dress modestly and respectfully. Avoid wearing shorts, tank tops, or anything revealing.
  • Photography and filming are strictly prohibited inside the church to avoid disrupting the peaceful atmosphere and protect the historic artwork.
  • Eating and drinking inside the church is not allowed.
  • The Cathedral is a place of quiet reflection and prayer, so please keep your voice down to avoid disturbing others.
  • The Basilica contains priceless works of art and historical architecture, so please respect them by not touching or leaning on anything.
  • Follow the instructions of the staff since they are there to ensure the safety of visitors and to maintain the peaceful atmosphere of the church.
  • Smoking is not allowed inside the church or on the grounds.
Monmartre near Saint Denis

Saint-Ouen Flea Market: Located just 2.5 km from the Basilica of Saint-Denis, the Saint-Ouen Flea Market is a must-visit for antique lovers. With over 2,000 stalls selling everything from vintage furniture to retro fashion, this market offers a unique shopping experience. It is open on weekends and Mondays from 10 AM to 5 PM. Make sure to bring cash and bargain to get the best deals!

Montmartre: About 6 km from the Basilica of Saint Denis lies Montmartre's charming and bohemian neighbourhood. This hilltop area is known for its beautiful views, winding streets, and lively art scene. Check out the iconic Sacré-Cœur Basilica, explore the artists' square, and grab a coffee at a cosy café. Montmartre is best explored on foot, so wear comfortable shoes and take in the atmosphere.

Canal Saint Martin: Located around 9 km from the Basilica of Saint-Denis, Canal Saint Martin is a picturesque waterway with tree-lined streets, trendy bars, and restaurants. Stroll along the canal, watch the boats go by, and enjoy a picnic on the grassy banks. This area is lovely in the evening when street lamps light up the canal. Bring a camera to capture the magic!

Interior of Basilica Cathedral, Saint Denis
  • Arrive early to avoid crowds and long lines.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for a religious site.
  • Bring a guidebook or rent an audio guide to learn about history and architecture.
  • Respect the sanctity of the space by keeping noise levels low and refraining from phone conversations.
  • Plan to spend at least an hour exploring the Cathedral and the surrounding area.
  • Bring a water bottle and snacks, as there are no concessions inside the Cathedral.
  • Take time to appreciate the stunning stained glass windows and the tombs of French kings and queens.
  • Keep in mind that flash photography is not allowed inside the Cathedral.

All Your Questions About Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis Answered

What is the Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis?

Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis is a historic church located in the northern suburbs of Paris, France, known for its Gothic architecture and royal tombs.

What can I see at Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis?

At the Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis, you can see beautiful Gothic architecture, stunning stained glass windows, and the tombs of French kings and queens.

Are Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis tickets available online now?

Yes, Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis tickets are available for booking online.

What are the different Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis tours and tour options available?

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Are guided Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis tours available?

No, Headout does not offer any guided tour to Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis.

How do I get to Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis?

You can get to Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis by public transport, including the bus, train, or metro.

When is the best time to visit Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis?

The best time to visit Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis is during the low season, from November to March, to avoid crowds and long lines.

Is photography allowed in Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis?

Yes, photography is allowed inside Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis, but without flash or tripod.

Is Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis is accessible for people with disabilities, with wheelchair ramps and accessible restrooms available.

Is there a cloakroom at Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis?

No, there is no cloakroom available at the Cathedral.

Is Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis suitable for children?

Yes, Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis is suitable for children, with kid-friendly audio guides and free admission for children under 18 years old.