The final resting place of the kings and queens of France
(free for -18 years old and -25 EU citizens)
Why visit the Saint-Denis Basilica
- It is a jewel of Gothic artan absolutely magnificent monument with a fascinating history
- Since Notre-Dame is closed to the public, it is the closest Gothic cathedral near Paris
- The stained glass windows and sculptures are extraordinary
- You will discover the last residence of 43 kings, 32 queens and 10 servants of the monarchy, and in particular Marie-Antoinette
- There are very few people so it's nice to walk around
- It is very easy to access: the basilica is located 2 minutes walk from the metro (line 13, Basilica of Saint-Denis station)
- In winter, cover yourself well, it's chilly there
Good plan, save by buying 2 attractions at the same time
A little history
- The Basilica of Saint-Denis is located north of Paris. It is a magnificent edifice, the first founding work of Gothic art in the 12th century.
- It is a former royal abbey built on the tomb of Saint-Denis which houses the tombs (from the 12th to the 16th century) of 43 kings, 32 queens and 10 servants of the Kingdom. It houses 70 sculpted tombs
- Stroll through the basilica, admire the stained glass windows and stroll through the magnificent ambulatory.
- Take the audioguide, because the history of the Basilica is rich and fascinating
The guided tour "The jewels of Saint-Denis" (with the 8/14 years old)
- Children discover the mysteries of Gothic artWe explain to them how technically we were able to build so high and so delicately.
- Thecross-arches, buttresses and stained glass windows will no longer have any secrets for them!
- The guided tour is also an opportunity to recall the history of France and its great kings and queens
- This is a fun and exciting guided tour with Saint-Denis, Dagobert, Saint-Louis, Catherine de Médicis, Henri IV, Louis XVII...
- This visit is regularly scheduled. It can also be privatized.