For 8 to 14 year olds
family fun visit to the basilica of saint denis

1 – WE DO NOT ACCEPT LONE CHILDREN (unaccompanied by an adult).
2 - YOU MUST BOOK A TICKET FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT (children and accompanying adults). 

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The "Jewels of the Saint-Denis Basilica" guided tour

Older than Notre-Dame, there are... the basilica of Saint-Denis, an architectural and historical marvel. A masterpiece of Gothic art, the basilica houses the tombs of 43 kings and 32 queens! 

  • During this guided family tour, children will discover, first of all, the principle of gothic constructions. Why so high? And how does it all fit? And why colored stained glass ? Explanation of the cross-ribs, the buttresses, demonstration in support...
  • The other theme of the visit is about the choice of this basilica for last residence of the kings of France. Why in Saint-Denis? Why, the body parts of the kings are sometimes "scattered like a puzzle" here but also elsewhere in France or abroad? What is the difference between a recumbent, a praying and a transit?
  • This guided tour of the Saint Denis basilica is punctuated by little disgusting stories, like the terrible story of Saint-Denis and many other small stories and rituals of the time sometimes very morbids... ... so that culture becomes child's play.
  • A fascinating visit with Saint-Denis, Dagobert, Saint-Louis, Catherine de Médicis, Henri IV, Louis XVII...
  • A playful guided tour adapted to children from 8 years old.

Rates and information for scheduled visits

  • 20 to 22 participants maximum per visit
  • duration : 1h30
  • Meeting place at the Saint-Denis Basilica
  • This visit is animated by guide-lecturers
  • An adult seat is necessarily associated with a child seat.
  • Visit in French


  • Who is it for? : school, extra-curricular, birthday, family privatization...
  • Rate From 250 euros per visit
  • Increase of 20% on Sundays and holidays
  • Number 25 people max (adults and/or children)
  • Visit in French or English
  • For schoolchildren: from the first grade / primary school
Basilica of Saint Denis, the last residence of the kings of France
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Star Star Star Star Star - Superb visit!
Written by Camille, on 17-04-2024

Emilie, our guide, really knew how to draw us in, young and old alike! It was a great visit, we learned a lot and enjoyed it immensely, and the time just flew by! Emilie really listened to all our questions. Thanks again, and I'm sure we'll be seeing you again soon!

Star Star Star Star Star - Bravo
Written by Catherine Vlt , on 17-04-2024

Emilie is a very pleasant and competent guide She met all our expectations, always with a smile. Many thanks to her

Star Star Star Star Star - Not to be missed
Written by Emilie Lecroq, 05-01-2024

A pleasant and educational tour guide. A sublime moment rich in French history. A must-see!

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Written by Alexandre Messerli, on 17-11-2023

An excellent guide, very suitable for younger children. We felt her passion for the subject presented. Top! 😉

Star Star Star Star Star - Great guide
Written by Myriam CHARCHARLESLES, 28-10-2023

Tour easily booked for 3 adults and a 13-year-old child. The guide was great. Very pleasant, educational and competent. Very good historian.

Star Star Star Star Star - Super guide, very nice and great explanations
Written by marie-aline VIAL, 26-10-2023

Yes, no problem

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Written by Tour626014, on 04-12-2022

A fascinating tour of the Cathedral/Basilica of Saint Denis, adapted to a young audience. Marie, our excellent guide, did an excellent job of involving the children while telling them about the history of the site.

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