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 Ticket
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:
- April 1st to September 30th: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6:15 pm. Sundays, from 12:30 to 6:15 pm.
- From October 1st to March 31st: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5:15 pm. Sundays, from 12:30 to 5:15 pm.
The last access is 30 minutes before closing time.
Please note the following additional 2022 opening hours:
- Monday, June 6th: opens at 12 pm instead of 10 am
- Tuesday, June 7th: opens at 11.30 instead of 10 am
- Sunday, June 12th: opens at 12:30 pm instead of 12 pm
- Sunday, June 26th: closed all day long
- December 24th and 31st: closes at 4 pm
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.
With this ticket, you'll avoid the queues at the ticket offices. However, you'll have to wait in line to for the security checks.
Admission to the Basilica of Saint-Denis is free for the following individuals:
- Young people from the European Union between 18 and 25 years old.
- Children under 18 years old, regardless of their nationality.
- Unemployed people, people with disabilities and one companion, journalists, architecture students, tourism professionals, military, police, and other state security forces.
Admission is also free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month between January 1 and March 31, and between November 1 and December 31.
In order to acquire the free admission mentioned above, you'll have to go to the site’s ticket office and present a certifying document of your eligibility for a free ticket.
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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.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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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.
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Basilique de Saint-Denis.