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Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis

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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...more
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Went to visit this cathedral great well worth a visit the home to many of the kings buried, and Marie Antionette Spectacular range of stained glass windows which on a beautiful sunny day did not fail to delight. Today the basilica has over 70recumbent statues...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the day we went, the basilica was free to the public. While it was beautiful, it paled in comparison to some of the other churches we visited in Paris. The stained glass is pretty and the crypt level is interesting but I had an...More

Thank Sydney221
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a hectic round of meetings it was wonderful to visit the Basilica, sit quietly and soak up the ambience and history. It’s worth the time to not just visit but experience the “vibe” of this lovely place.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica of Saint Denis (French: Basilique royale de Saint-Denis, or simply Basilique Saint-Denis) is a large medieval abbey church in the city of Saint-Denis, now a northern suburb of Paris. The building is of unique importance historically and architecturally as its choir, completed in...More

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, when we arrived the Church was closed, it did not open until 10:00 am. The Church is in a very lively area of Montmartre, it’s a 5-minute walk from the Metro Station. You get to walk through a large out door market the Church...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the necropolis of the Kings and queens of France. Exceptionally renovated. We caught line 13 towards Saint-Denis Basilique. It costs 9 euro for entry and you’ll marvel at the 60 plus sculpted tombs.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is absolutely worth the somewhat harrowing trip from central Paris. The station and surrounding area are multicultural and a little intimidating as there are many refugees and it is dirty. We did stop at the market on the way and my kids bought some...More

Thank ashley l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Basilica Cathedral a short metro ride from central Paris. Although they do charge for admission and an audio tour, the Basilica is a part of the Paris museum pass. I was told that the area around the Basilica is not safe for a solo...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you take the Metro, be prepared to transfer a couple of times, but this is well worth the trip if you like history. The building is old and amazing, but seeing the burial spots for the kings & queens of France was fantastic.

Thank Steve-in-ONE
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Was recommended to us by friends who had visited it previously. Because it is located in the poorer part of Paris it is largely overlooked by many of the mainstream tourists. This makes it an ideal place to visit as there are never any crowds...More

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John S
15 May 2018|
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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
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