Paris: Basilique Saint Denis Entry Ticket

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Visit the last residence of the kings of France, the stunning Basilica of Saint-Denis in the northern suburbs of Paris. Admire the fine religious architecture and unique gothic artworks as you explore this large medieval abbey church.

Highlights

  • Visit the last residence of kings and queens of France
  • Admire stunning examples of Gothic art and architecture
  • See the largest collection of funerary sculpture from the 12th to the 16th-centuries

Description

Take the short journey to the northern suburbs of Paris, and arrive at the incredible Basilique Saint-Denis. Built on the grave of Saint-Denis, the royal abbey was 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. Discover the largest collection of funerary sculpture from the 12th to the 16th-centuries contained within the basilica's walls. Admire stunning examples of Gothic art and architecture as you stroll through the inside and outside of the building. Find out how the architect's emphasis on the importance of light, a symbol of divinity, was revolutionary at its time. See the last resting place of the Kings of France and its unique collection of 70 sculpted tombs.

Includes

Entrance to the Basilique Saint-Denis

Important Information

  • Admission is free for those under 18 and visitors under 26 with EU ID
  • To have access to the monument free of charge, visitors under 18 years of age or EU citizens under 26 must show a photo ID with a picture at the ticketing station first before going to the entrance of the monument
  • Opening Hours: April to September: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6:15pm / Sunday: 12pm - 6:15pm; October to March: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5:15pm / Sunday: 12pm - 5:15pm
  • Last admission 30 minutes before closing time
  • The Basilique will be closed completely on January 1, May 1, and December 25
  • Free entrance: The first Sunday of January, February, March, November and December and during European Heritage Days (3rd weekend of September each year)

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