Rendez-vous at the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis

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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Cadet

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Rendez-vous at the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis 93200 Saint-Denis fr

The tombs of the kings and queens of France

The earliest masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, a royal abbey and major pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages, the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (Paris Ile-de-France) assumed its principal role as the burial place for the kings of France as early as the 6th century.

Despite being ransacked during the Revolution, the basilica houses over seventy royal tombs including those of Dagobert, François I, Catherine de Medicis and Louis XVI.


  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian

Duration: 1 hr

  • Touch models for the visually impaired
  • Audio-guide tour: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, videoguide in signing language

Reservations: 1 month

Duration: 1 hr 15 min

  • Guided tour: French, for other languages, please contact us

Duration: from 1 hr to 1 hr 30 min

Tours’ timetable: during the week at 10.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. ; on Sunday at 12.15 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Tour for disabled access (physical disabilities, mental disabilities, hearing impairment) :

Reservations: Tel: +33 (0)1 49 21 14 87

  • Lecture tour: French, English

Reservations: Tel: +33 (0)1 44 54 19 30

Duration: 1 hr 30 min

  • Film (subtitled in English, Spanish)


  • From Paris: A1 motorway, Lille, exit Saint-Denis, centre ville, direction “parking Basilique”
  • Metro: station Basilique Saint-Denis, 100 metres (line 13)


Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis
1, rue de la Légion d’honneur
93200 Saint-Denis
Tel: +33 (0)1 48 09 83 54 
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