Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis Member

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

93 - Seine - Saint-Denis



The Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis was part of a prosperous and powerful abbey during the Middle Ages and was the first monumental masterpiece of Gothic art. The royal necropolis houses the tombs of French kings and remarkable funerary sculptures dating back to between the 12th and 16th centuries (Dagobert, Pepin the Short, François I, Catherine de' Medici, etc.).

Architectural style

  • Carolingien
  • Gothique
  • Roman


  • Archéologie
  • Art funéraire
  • Gisants
  • Histoire
  • Sculpture
  • Tombeaux
  • Vitraux

Epoque des collections

  • Rome antique (VIIe av JC au Ve ap JC)
  • Byzance (IVe - XVe)
  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
  • Islam (VIIe)
  • Roman (Xe - XIIe)
  • Gothique (XIIe - XVe)
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Visitor tools

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

Visitor tools

Additional charge for audio guide on top of entry price: Available in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian. €4.50. €6 for 2 audio guides. €3 for groups of adults, under 18s and disabled people. Duration: 1hr15

Educational activities

For information, call +33 (0)1 48 13 14 73.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€9, €7 (concessions)

Group tour

Tours in French daily with prior booking by email to:


Free on the 1st Sunday of each month from 1 November to 31 March.
Free for under 26s from a country within the European Union, and for primary and secondary school teachers.
Free for disabled people and an accompanying person, job seekers and those receiving French welfare benefits.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Exceptional closure

The Basilica is shut during some religious services.

Opening times

From 1 April to 30 September: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6.15pm and Sunday 12pm - 6.15pm

From 1 October to 31 March: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5.15pm and Sunday noon to 5.15pm

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis

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

  • Subway - Basilique de Saint-Denis
  • RER - Saint-Denis
  • Bus - 153, 239, 253

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

-Physical disability: reserved parking spaces on Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, to be specified during reservation. Public car park 'Basilica' is accessible close by. An access ramp gives access to the nave. Adapted walkway with accompanying staff member leads to a lift to access the crypt. However, the chevet is not accessible. Toilets are adapted.

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Contact :

Centre des Monuments Nationaux Pôle Île-de-France
22, avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

More details on accessibility

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

  • 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
  • For hearing disability For hearing disability
  • For mental disability For mental disability
  • For physical disability For physical disability
  • For visual disability For visual disability

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