Discover the first example of Gothic architecture in the world: explore the magnificent Medieval Basilica of Saint Denis located just outside of Paris.
Basilica of Saint-Denis: what to expect?
Pointed arches, rib-vaulted ceilings, stunning stained glass windows... the characteristics of Gothic architecture follow a clear pattern: the Basilica of Saint-Denis. This Medieval abbey church, located in the outskirts of Paris, was the first building to be constructed in the architectural style that would spread over Western Europe between the 12th and 15th centuries.
Your ticket will give you skip the line access to the Basilique de Saint-Denis so you can explore its awe-inspiring interior at your own pace. The cathedral is the final resting place of many of France's historic monarchs and their extravagant tombs are well worth a visit. Don't miss the funerary monuments of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the royals whose execution was one of the first events of the French Revolution.
In addition to the sculptural masterpieces in the Basilica of Saint-Denis, you'll be captivated by the spectacular stained glass windows, especially the rose window, and the colourful illumination of the cathedral thanks to the light that shines through.
When you make your reservation, you must indicate which of the following time slots you wish to visit the monument:
- 10 am to 12 pm
- 12 pm to 2 pm
- 2 pm to 4 pm
- 4 pm to 5:45 pm
After making your reservation, we'll contact you within a maximum of 72 hours to let you know the specific time you have been allocated for your visit. This specific time will always be within the time slot of your choice.
The last access is 30 minutes before closing time.
Different opening times on Sundays
- Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 6:15 pm
- Sundays: 12 pm to 6:15 pm
Therefore, if you wish to visit the basilica on a Sunday, you won't be able to book the first time slot.
Due to certain masses, concerts and other events, the Saint-Denis Basilica is closed on certain days of the year. You can consult the dates of these events on the official website of the Basilica of Saint-Denis.
Skip the line ticket
When you reserve this ticket, you get skip the lines that usually form at the Basilique Saint-Denis ticket offices. However, please bear in mind that you will still have to go through security controls to access the monument, which may involve queueing.
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Entrance to the Basilica of Saint-Denis
EU citizens from 18 to 25 years oldFree
Children under 18 years oldFree
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Skip the line access to Basilica of Saint Denis.
When to book?
Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Basilique de Saint-Denis.