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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Patrick Cadet
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux. Patrick Cadet
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. C. Rose
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux. C. Rose
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - P. Cadet
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux - P. Cadet
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Cadet
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Cadet
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. C. Rose
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux. C. Rose

    Rendez-vous at the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis

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    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 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.

    Reception

    Subject to modification.

    Open

    • 1st April to 30th September:

    Monday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 6.15 p.m.

    Sunday: from noon to 6.15 p.m.

    • 1st October to 31st March:

    Monday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m.

    Sunday: from noon to 5.15 p.m.

    Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

    Closed

    • 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
    • During some masses

    Accessibility

    • Parts of the monument are accessible to people with reduced mobility, lift in the crypt
    • Site with the "Tourism and Disability" label

    Tours

    • 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.

    • Tours 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 - Fax: (33) (0)1 44 54 19 31

    Duration: 1 hr 30 min

    • Film (subtitled in English, Spanish)

    Facilities

    • Lavatories
    • Parking for coaches 100 m, pedestrian town center, (rue de la Légion d’honneur)

    Rates

    • Adults : 7,50 €
    • Concessions : 4,50 €
    • Free admission: minors under 18*
      Free admission: 18-25 years old*(citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
      * excluding school groups
    • Extra charge: Audio-guide tour
    • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people): 6 €

    Access

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

    Contact

    Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis
    1, rue de la Légion d’honneur
    93200 Saint-Denis
    Tel: (33) (0)1 48 09 83 54 - Fax: (33) (0)1 48 09 83 66

 
 
    tagged as : Pilgrimages & Spiritual Tours, Culture & Heritage, Metropolitan France, 93-Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris & Ile de France, Hearing Impairment, Mental Disability, Physical Disability, Religious Building/Heritage