Cathedral of Saint Denis Ticket & In-App Audio Tour – the First Gothic Church

About this activity

Audio tour and entrance ticket
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1km
Duration 1h - 2h
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

Tour preview

Hosted by Ellen
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  • Explore the first truly Gothic Church with your own in-app audio tour
  • Learn how the Gothic style revolutionized architecture
  • Discover the rich history of the Kings of France & their final burial sites
  • Stroll through the Royal Necropolis and see the Royal tombs
Take this in-app audio tour with a ticket to discover the unique church that launched the Gothic movement in architecture. The Cathedral of Saint-Denis was not the first church with elements of Gothic architecture, but it was the first to unite all of them in one building and create a new architectural “language.” Saint-Denis is considered to be the first truly Gothic Church, serving as a model for Notre-Dame and other Gothic churches across Europe. Not only is it an architectural marvel, but it is also the Royal Necropolis. Nearly every French king from 639 to 1842 was buried there. In total, 43 kings, 32 queens, 63 princes/princesses, and 10 ministers of the realm were interred in Saint-Denis. The history of the French nation is inscribed in the stones, tombs, and crypts of this cathedral, making it a unique religious monument. A visit to this church is a visit of discovery of French royalty, tracing its roots back to the very first of the Carolingian dynasty (ca 750 AD) to the last kings of the House of Bourbon in the 1800s. Discover this unique location and visit with French royalty! This tour is not affiliated with The Cathedral of Saint-Denis but is provided by an independent creator. A ticket is included for the customer's convenience.

What's included

  • Entrance ticket to Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route with step-by-step navigation through the church
  • Access to the crypts
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide
  • Transportation to & from the monument
    • The tour is available only on the WeGoTrip app. This is a different app from the source or app you booked the tour if it's not WeGoTrip site or app
    • To ensure the quality of the download, please remember to do so before your visit
    • Please note that there is no staff at the meeting point or staff on site for this tour. You can start the tour at any time from the meeting point
    • An Android version 7.1+ or an iOS smartphone version 12+ is required for the audio guide. You will need around 100 MB of free space for the download
    • Big bags & suitcases aren't allowed, there are no lockers onsite
    • Guided tours in French: daily, 11:00 & 15:00, Sun, 12:30 & 15:00
    • Free entry for under-18s (excl. school groups), EU citizens & French residents 18-25, disabled visitors + carer, and jobseekers.
    • Free booklet guides available onsite and to [download]( "download")
    • On the day of your visit, please show your Tiqets' smartphone ticket at the entrance

Places you will visit

Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis
Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 1

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Ellen
On WeGoTrip since 2019
I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. As Victor Hugo wrote, "a breath of Paris preserves the soul". I share my passion with visitors from around the world through my guided...

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