Cathedral of Saint Denis Entrance Ticket

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Entrance ticket
  • Visit the world's first Gothic Church
  • Witness the eternal resting spot of 43 kings, 32 queens, and 10 monarchy servants
  • Be amazed by the Gothic architecture showcased in the very first Gothic cathedral ever built
  • Find the tomb of Marie Antoinette
Explore the world's first Gothic cathedral and the eternal resting place of 43 kings, 32 queens, and 10 monarchy servants, including Marie Antoinette. The Basilica of Saint Denis stands as a tribute to French art and architecture, adorned with more than 70 statues and grand tombs hailing from the Renaissance era. The royal abbey of Saint-Denis holds the remains of 43 kings, 32 queens, and 10 servants to the monarchy, spanning from King Dagobert in 639 AD to 19th-century royals. It resembles a captivating storyline from 'Game of Thrones,' yet it is firmly rooted in French history. Erected upon the tomb of Saint-Denis, a Bishop of Paris who passed away in 250 AD, this exquisite basilica was officially designated as a cathedral in 1966. Witness a captivating array of over 70 statues and impressive tombs dating back to the Renaissance. Inside these walls, you will encounter the most extensive collection of funerary sculpture from the 12th to the 16th centuries, creating an awe-inspiring experience. A pilgrimage site for enthusiasts of French history, this extraordinary place offers much to marvel at, including the crypts that now house the tomb of Marie Antoinette.
    • 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

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