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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 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the cathedral and the burial site of the French kings. We did not get the audio guide - since we had already spent 9 euros to get in - but I think it would have greatly enhanced our visit - since none...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Basilica and took the guided tour in French as the English one wasn't available the day I was there. My French is not fluent and I was worried about comprehension, but I didn't have any problems. I wish I knew the name...More

1  Thank pixtory
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Saint-Denis is not on the Paris A-list of 'must sees', which is regrettable. It's a short ride on the Metro from the city centre, then a sort walk from the station to the basilica. Entrance to the nave is free but there is a charge...More

2  Thank Michelin M
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I've recently visited this cathedral with my hundan in my last trip to Paris, and the visit has resulted to be very disappointing. The catedral itself is nice, and the part of the French kings burials is very interesting, but the reason por my los...More

Thank Raquel J
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We don't share other reviewers' enthusiasm. A bit of a trek from Paris center. Apparently the basilica cathedral has undergone successive renovations over the years and has lost luster over the past few hundred years. Renovated exterior interesting, interior left us cold.The necropole of the...More

Thank Franklin_Kildaire
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Really loved this church. The graves we're something to see as was the main alter. Get the audio guide. A must see church. Read that area was not safe but did not find that to be true. Took the Metro and had no problems and...More

1  Thank mediamama
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is an amazing place and they have very cleverly separated the church from the tourists paths through the royal tombs so entry to the church is through the main door and is free. Entrance to the crypts is 9e from a side door. Apart...More

3  Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We read some of the reviews and were concerned about the neighborhood. I can only speak from my own experience, the neighborhood is very nice. Yes, it is not the center of pairs, but I found the neighborhood to be fine. I'm a suburban chicagoan,...More

3  Thank Matt E
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This church represents the initial experiment with the radical new Gothic style (i.e., pointed arch, the ribbed vault, and the flying buttress). Legend has it that the martyred bishop Denis walked 15 miles from Paris with his severed head to this spot, prompting early kings...More

2  Thank mvidro
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Spent way longer here than I expected as it had so much to offer. Very interesting, and the history is amazing. The crypt is amazing and poor like dauphin’s preserved heart - what a macabre piece of history! It gets very cold though so rug...More

1  Thank Tiff85
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Zoë T
23 August 2017|
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Response from Nualabs | Reviewed this property |
We were dressed casually on the way to rugby so bot formal, however as said respectful as it is a place of worship. The entrance is free but you have to pay to enter the area where the royalty is buried.
Edith R
7 April 2016|
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Response from sydneysider48 | Reviewed this property |
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
Cathy R
21 February 2016|
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Sorry I don't know, but try searching online as Maddie suggests.