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Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis Skip-the-Line Ticket

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    Visit: Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, 1 rue de la Legion D Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis France

    With your skip-the-line entry, head inside the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, a museum of sculpture that features more than 70 recumbent statues and monumental tombs from the Renaissance. The basilica contains within its walls the largest collection of funerary sculpture from the 12th to the 16th centuries.

    The church, designed by Abbot Suger, a king's advisor from 1135 to 1144, was completed in the 13th century during the reign of Louis IX, a.k.a. Saint Louis. A major work of Gothic art, this church was the first to place great importance on light, a symbol of divinity, in religious architecture.

    In 1793, revolutionaries attacked the symbols of the monarchy but the basilica was saved from total destruction. In 1806, Napoleon ordered the building to be restored. Then Louis XVIII restored the function of necropolis to the abbey. Restoration works were carried out throughout the 19th century and were directed by architects Debret and Viollet-le-Duc. In 1966, the basilica became a cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of Saint-Denis.
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    Departure Point
    Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, 1 rue de la Legion D Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis France
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
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    • Transport to/ from attraction
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Entrance is free for anyone under the age of 18 years old. Citizens from the European Union can visit for free if they are aged between 18 and 25 years old (an ID is necessary).
    • The monument is closed on January 1st - May 1st - December 25th and during some religious celebrations.
    • Please note that the monument will be closing at 4pm on December 24th and 31st 2018.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The Basilique Cathedral of St Denis (Near the University), seems rarely visited by most tourists but is well worth a trip on the metro. Even without a knowledge of French history one can appreciate the age of what was a kingdom (and from the flowers...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AussieOllie
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I came from Australia to visit this Basilica & wasn’t disappointed. Seeing the great Carolingian Kings tombs & the Oriflamme Flag were only some of the fantastic highlights of this Basilica. A MUST SEE to anyone interested in Dark-Age & Medieval Francia.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank HenryVwarriorking
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    If you take the Metro to Saint-Denis it can be a bit of a culture shock as it’s in a bit of a rough neighborhood. But don’t be deterred it’s perfectly safe. It’s just a shock but well worth the time to see the burial...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank tyjones5125
    Reviewed 8 August 2019

    The number of tourist attractions in Paris is simply enormous. There are churches that – if transferred to another city – could be the 'must sees' anywhere else. Sadly, as they are located in Paris, nobody has ever heard about them, because everyone keeps talking...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank marcin m
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