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
Find the list of our reviews
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

Star Star Star Star Star –  
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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