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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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“french kings” (36 reviews)
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1 rue de la Legion D Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis, France
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"french history"
in 39 reviews
"gothic architecture"
in 44 reviews
"french kings"
in 36 reviews
"stained glass"
in 34 reviews
"burial place"
in 32 reviews
"buried here"
in 31 reviews
"audio guide"
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"royal tombs"
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"his head"
in 14 reviews
"metro line"
in 23 reviews
"basilica cathedral"
in 16 reviews
"central paris"
in 19 reviews
"final resting place"
in 10 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"well worth the visit"
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"off the beaten track"
in 5 reviews
"burial site"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the royal families of France are buried. It has been extensively upgraded for a wonderful and very interesting visit, in what is a rather unpleasant area of Paris.Well worth a visit to see the tombs of the families but also a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Now right out in a Paris suburb, but was the burial place for French royalty.The Cathedral is impressive with beautiful stained glass windows. The very many tombs with sculptures are interesting to view. There are also sculptures of Louis 16th and Marie Antoinette praying. An...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I finally made it. I always wanted to visit the Basilica but never had the time before and I was dumbstruck. This basilica stands on the site of a Gallo Roman cemetery. It became a cathedral in 1966. The last king to be buried in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best approached by the green line of city hop on hop off bus called open tours. Breathe taking view and super clean.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful church inside and out. Impressive gothic style with high ceilings, beautiful stained glass and the necropolis of the kings. It is impressive to know ancient kings of France are buried here, including Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV. Even if you're not interested in Royal...More

Thank Carlos P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most travelers have never heard of St. Denis and just go to Notre Dame and maybe Saint Chapelle. If you miss St. Denis, you miss the beginning of Gothic Architecture, an amazing crypt of French royalty from the the 7th Century. Most royalty were entombed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad I went to see St Denis this is where all the French kings and queens are buried. The medieval architecture is a must see. The staff were so helpful in getting me a cab back to Paris as St Denis is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We probably would not have visited this incredible site if our French friend had not highly recommended it to us ! There is not much mention of it in guide book ..I will write Rick Steves & ask him to add it to his book...More

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family took the Metro (line 13) to Basilique de Saint-Denis station and the basilica is just a three-minute walk away, so very easy to get to. Yet this sight isn't on most tourists' itineraries. The building itself is fascinating, the birthplace of Gothic architecture....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been taken here before and felt that I wanted to share it with my family. We took the train from the centre of Paris. It took us a while. We walked from the train station, about 20 minutes. It is a hidden gem....More

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John S
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Response from Elisabeth V | Reviewed this property |
Additionally, the crypt is part of the church, so you just walk down into it. There is no need to make an extra trip. I would recommend not driving, but taking the metro to the church. Take Line 13 in the direction of... More
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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.
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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
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