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Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis

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Address: 1 Rue de la Legion D' Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis, France
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+33 1 48 09 83 54
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
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The earliest masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, a royal abbey and...

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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This is where the Kings and Queens of France are!

Far away like a hidden gem the cathedral of Notre Dame in Saint Denis is really one of the most spectacular places of Paris. First of all the Cathedral is one of the oldest gothic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Far away like a hidden gem the cathedral of Notre Dame in Saint Denis is really one of the most spectacular places of Paris. First of all the Cathedral is one of the oldest gothic buildings but moreover the kings and queens as well as the crown and regalia are presented here with hardly any public present. A real recommender... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was concerned since read several that mentioned the area is not safe. I ended up decide to go just make sure to go during the day. There is a bus stop right in front of the basilica about 30 seconds walk or the metro station line 13 called Basilique de St Denis that is one block or 5-8 minutes from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit, but you can view the tombs without paying the extra. It is a lovely place to visit. We went on a Sunday and there was a large market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is this cathedral almost 1000 years old and one of the earliest examples of Gothic architecture, it is also the burial place of most French Kings and Queens. It is easily reached by the Metro system as it is in a Northern suburb of Paris. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are buried here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the very first step inside you will feel already that you got back in history to the enchanting church where a lot of lords princes and kings are resting with their families. The windows are just out of the world, amazing!!!

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Sliac, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an epic place for everyone who likes gothic architecture and a one of the must during Paris visit. Better to visit during a day as place does not look so much safe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The cathedral of St Denis is the necropolis of the kings and queens of France - a quite remarkable collection of funerary sculpture, with lots of history all carefully explained. This is a very special place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Although a bit out of Paris and near some questionable areas, this is definitely worth the trip. Enter the basilica, enjoy the grandeur of the space, and then proceed to the welcome booth on the side to enter the royal burial area. This houses several gravesites, monuments, and final resting places of the lines of French kings and queens. Most... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The burial ground for the French monarchy since the early middle ages, the cradle of the gothic style and a supreme example of gothic architecture in France. Although the city itself may no longer be the most attractive place to dwell, the abbey-church (now cathedral) of Saint-Denis is a must-see for anybody interested in history and arts. With over 70... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Is Special Atmosphere than you can feel in Cathedral and Basilica, you can live 12 centuries of french History, in this monument where was buried kings, queens, people from there families and important people from kingdom like connetable Bertrand Duguesclin, important character of war of 100 years in fourteen century!! First king buried was Dagobert the first in 638 or... More 

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