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.
The Santi Denis Basilica has the following opening hours:
- Monday to Saturday: from 10 am to 6:15 pm.
- Sundays: from 12 pm to 6:15 pm.
The last access is 30 minutes before closing time.
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
It is compulsory to present a Covid vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test or antigen test taken up to 48 hours before the activity. Show more
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
Skip the line access to Basilica of Saint Denis.
When to book?
You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
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.