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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Patrick Cadet

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. C. Rose

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - P. Cadet

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Cadet

  • © 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 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 
    Email: basilique-saint-denis@monuments-nationaux.fr or visites-conferences@monuments-nationaux.fr

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

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