Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis

  • Historic site and monument
  • Religious heritage
  • Basilica
  • Cathedral
  • Crypt
  • Religious site
Facade Nord Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis
Vitraux Choeur Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis

The last home of the kings and queens of France.

The first masterpiece of Gothic art, the church of a powerful abbey and a very important place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, the cathedral basilica of Saint-Denis linked its destiny to that of royalty by becoming the burial place of the kings and queens of France. Today it houses more than seventy sculpted funerary tombs, including those of Dagobert, François I, Catherine de Médicis and Louis XVI.

Opening and closing times

From 01/04 to 30/09, daily. Monday to Saturday from 10h to 18h15.

Sunday from 12h to 18h15.

Ticket office closes 30 minutes before.

Exceptional closure during religious services.

From 01/10 to 31/03, daily. Monday to Saturday from 10h to 17h15.

Sunday from 12h to 17h15.

Ticket office closes 30 minutes before.

Exceptional closure during religious services.


Full price: 11 €
Reduced price: 9.50 € (Young people 18-25 years outside the EU/ Teachers not holding an Education Pass/ Ikaria Card/ Discovery Pass Grand Paris Nord)
Child: from 0 € (Under 18 (family and outside school groups))
Audioguide: 3 €
Group adults: 9.50 € (per person. Twin ticket "Panthéon – Basilique de Saint-Denis" at €19).

Free entry for children < 25 years, accompanying guides, Job-seeker, disabled people.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

> for persons under 18 years of age (European Union nationals or regular residents on the territory of the European Union).
> for 18-25 year olds.
> for persons with disabilities.
> for job seekers (on presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months).
> Holders of the Culture Card - ICOM Card
> for teachers with the Education Pass.

> Twin ticket "Panthéon – Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis" at €16.
> Marie-Antoinette pass at €26 (pass that gives access to 4 sites in Ile-de-France in connection with Marie-Antoinette: château de Rambouillet, Conciergerie, Chapelle Expiatoire and Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis).

Paris Museum Pass accepted: time slot reservation recommended.

Payment methods accepted

  • Bank/credit card
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Culture voucher


Types of customers

  • Home school groups


  • Minimum number of people : 20


  • Animals accepted


Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours obligatory

Services and facilities


  • Parking nearby
  • Toilets


  • Coach access
  • Guided tours
  • Shop
  • Themed tour


  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages

  • Arab
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Audioguide languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Magnetic loop available at the reception


Plan your route


Contact information

  • 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur 93200 Saint-Denis

Your contacts


  • Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis