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Entrance ticket to the Basilica of Saint-Denis

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Duration: 1 day
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Discover the Basilica of Saint-Denis, the final resting place of the kings and queens of France.

Built on the grave of Saint Denis, a Bishop of Paris who died in 250 AD, the royal abbey of Saint-Denis was, from the death of King Dagobert in 639 AD until the 19th century, the burial place of 43 kings, 32 queens and 10 servants to the monarchy. The basilica was raised to the rank of cathedral in 1966.

Featuring over 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, kings' advisor from 1135 to 1144, was completed in the 13th century during the reign of Saint Louis. A major work of Gothic art, this church was the first to place a great importance on light, a symbol of divinity, in religious architecture.

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What's included
  • Entrance ticket
What's not included
  • Audioguide
  • Guide
  • Extras
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REDUCED PRICE:

  • Youth 18-25 not member of the EU
  • Teachers without Pass Education

GRATUITIES:

  • Under 18
  • Youth 18-25 years old and / or residents of the U.E
  • Disabled visitors with one attendant person
  • Jobs seekers with proof dated less than 6 months before
  • Holders of Carte Culture - Carte Icom
  • Teachers holders of Pass Education
Where

Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis, 1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur 93200 Saint-Denis

Meeting point:

Present your ticket at the entrance of the venue during opening hours. Open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 17.15 | Sunday from 12.00 to 17.15 | Closing at 18.15 from April 1st to September 30th. Last admission 30 minutes before closure. Nearest metro station: Basilique de Saint-Denis (line 13).

What to remember
  • Open ticket valid until 31 December 2020
  • Free admission on the Saturdays and Sundays of the "European Heritage Days" (3rd weekend of September)
  • Free admission on the 1st Sunday of the month (from 1 January to 31 May and from 1 November to 31 December) or (from 1 January to 31 May and from 1 November to 31 December)
  • From October to April conditions can be chilly inside the monument and so we advise visitors to dress warmly.
  • Nine steps to enter the royal necropolis, 15 steps to enter the crypt and 15 steps to enter the upper choir
  • No dogs except for guide dogs for visually-impaired visitors
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When

FROM 1ST OCTOBER TO 31 MARCH
Monday to Saturday
10.00-17.15
Sunday
12.00-17.15

FROM 1ST APRIL TO 30 SEPTEMBER
Monday to Saturday
10.00-18.15
Sunday
12.00-18.15

Last admission 30 mn before closing time

CLOSING DATES AND TIMES
The Royal necropolis museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Exceptionally
November the 1st: Opening at 11.30 am
November the 2nd: Opening at 11.30 am
November the 26th: Opening at 1pm. Beware, the whole church, included prayer space, will be closed until 1pm.

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Provider
Monuments Nationaux de France
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