Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis

The tombs of the kings and queens of France on the edges of Paris.

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.

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Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese,
Chinese, Russian, Polish, Czech, Dutch
Duration: 1 hr

Audio-guide tour (subject to availability) Extra charge 3 € per person
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish
videoguide in signing language
Duration: 1 hr 15 min

Lecture tour
French, English
tel.: (33) (0)1 44 54 19 30 - fax: (33) (0)1 44 54 19 31
Duration: 1 hr 30 min

(audio comments available in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German and Chinese)

Private visit
with or without catering service, outside standard opening hours

2018 Cultural Events: conferences, concerts, exhibitions, etc.

Practical information


Saint-Denis Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis
1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur
93200 Saint-Denis
Ph. : Information : 01 48 09 83 54 / Religious information : 01 48 20 25 44
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 48.9355Longitude : 2.3598Plan your route

By subway

line 13, station Basilique de Saint-Denis (without elevator).

By car

Around 9 km from the center of Paris : Porte de La Chapelle, then A1, exit "Saint-Denis - centre ville". The city center is pedestrian. Parking "Vinci", named Basilique near the monument.


Useful addresses:

Plaine Commune Grand Paris Tourist Office - Lecture tours
tel.: (33) (0)1 55 87 08 70

Saint-Denis Festival
tel. : (33) (0)1 48 13 06 07

Saint-Denis Tourist Board 
tel.: (33) (0)1 49 15 98 98

Île-de-France Regional Tourist Board
tel.: (33) (0)1 73 00 77 00

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