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Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis

1 Rue de la Legion D' Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis, France
+33 1 48 09 83 54
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The earliest masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, a royal abbey and major pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages, the Basilica Cathedral assumed its principal role as the burial place for the kings of France as early as the 6th century. Despite being ransacked during the Revolution, the basilica houses over seventy royal tombs including those of Dagobert, François I, Catherine de Medicis and Louis XVI. Open: > 1st April to 30th September: Monday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. ; Sunday: from noon to 6.15 p.m. > 1st October to 31st March: Monday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. ; Sunday: from noon to 5.15 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. > During some masses. Admission fees: Adults : 7,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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1 Rue de la Legion D' Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis, France
+33 1 48 09 83 54
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we are always interested in the French history we decided to visit the graves of its Kings and Queens in St Denis. With Metro 13 it's quick and easy from the city center. First we had a cappuccino in the bistro close by. From...More

Thank Panasonic99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilica is not too far from the centre of Paris and it costs the same to get there as anywhere else in the city. It is a few minutes walk from the metro station and is signposted clearly. The main part of the building...More

1  Thank Ino4
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Very accesible by metro, this gem goes thankfully unnoticed by most tourists. And what a gem it is! Probably the very first Gothic cathedral, the architecture is incredible, as is the historic significance of the tombs of the royalty since Clovis. The faint of heart...More

Thank Santiago M
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This cathedral is only a few stops from the centre of Paris, but well away from the masses. The tombs and monuments to the French royal families are pristine and well maintained. This is a real treasure for anyone interested in French history, art, and...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Currently undergoing a large scale restoration, to include the recreation of the spire, this cathedral is well worth the visit. If more time had allowed we would have done the paying tour to see all the graves of the French monarchy. As it is the...More

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Located just outside the bounds of Paris, the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis is one of the world's most astounding sites of gothic architecture and French royal history, yet often gets overlooked by tourists (who flock to the better-known Notre Dame Cathedral or Sainte-Chapelle.) It...More

Thank Guy P
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the Basilica for the first time last night, where we attended a concert by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists. It's a truly impressive building, its facade looking onto the town square with its bars and restaurants. The acoustics were impressive, and...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 28 June 2017

`the Gothic architecture - so much earlier than anything in the UK - is fascinating but the star is the crypt. There you have 12th cent and earlier (8th cent?) stonework and tombs plus amazing capitals on the early columns with early medieval figures. The...More

Thank LyndaMB
Reviewed 17 June 2017

A visit to Saint Denis had been recommended to us and we gaped when we entered this awe inspiring Gothic cathedral. Entry down into the catacombs seemed expensive as an extra, but they were well worth visiting. As a slight bonus we found this a...More

1  Thank oxred81london
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Another cathedral I've read a lot about over the years. The cathedral needs restoration and some is underway now. One of the rose windows has been removed for work. Outside stone work needs replacing. I would hope it looks as good as Ste Chapelle when...More

Thank rc1078
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Response from Melinda G | Reviewed this property |
No, there isn't but it's always best to dress like you are going into a church and not the beach.
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Judging by the shop signs St Denis seems to have many Turkish shops and there are certainly many more "foreigners" evident here than in the more touristed areas of Paris, but the Cathedral is only about 150 metres from the... More
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Sorry I don't know, but try searching online as Maddie suggests.