Practical information

Find here all the practical information to prepare your visit of the Basilique cathédrale Saint-Denis.

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Opening hours

April to September
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6:15pm (last access at 5:45pm)
Sunday: 12pm - 6:15pm (last access at 5:45pm)

October to March
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5:15pm (last access at 4:45pm)
Sunday: 12pm - 5:15pm (last access at 4:45pm)

Closed during religious services and on January1, May1 and December 25.

Exceptional closures

The royal necropolis (i.e. the "museum" section and its collection of royal funerary sculptures) is part of a church used for religious purposes, and is therefore subject to regular exceptional closures.

  • Thursday 20 June: Open from 10am to 2.30pm (last admission 2pm) and from 4pm to 6.15pm (last admission 5.45pm)
  • Friday 21 June: Opening at 11.15am
  • Sunday 23 June: Opening at 12.30pm
  • Saturday 29 June: Opening at 12 noon

From 29 May to 27 June 2024, the Saint-Denis music festival takes place. To prepare for the concerts, orchestras are rehearsing in the monument. These rehearsals may be a great addition to your visit, but they will also increase the noise level in the monument. 

Rates

The rates below apply from 1 January 2024.

 

Individual price

11 €

Combined ticket for the Basilica of Saint-Denis and the Pantheon

Benefit from a preferential rate for the visit of the two monuments of the Centre des monuments nationaux network (3 days delay between the two visits).

19 €

Special rate (partnerships)

To be used at the checkout

  • Intercités, on presentation of an Intercités ticket up to 5 days after the journey
  • Pass Navigo Culture, on presentation of a Navigo pass (excluding Easy and Découverte)
  • Pass Grand Paris Nord, on presentation of the current year's Pass Grand Paris Nord
  • Paris Visit, on presentation of a valid Paris Visit ticket
  • Cezam, on presentation of a valid Cezam card
  • Amis du Louvre, on presentation of a valid Amis du Louvre card 
  • Eurostar Club, on presentation of a valid Classique, Avantage, Carte Blanche or Etoile season ticket
  • SNCF - TGV Inoui, on presentation of a ticket less than 5 days old
  • SNCF - Intercités, on presentation of a ticket less than 5 days old
  • 1 year in Versailles, on presentation of a valid 1-year Versailles card
  • Saint-Denis Festival, on presentation of a paying ticket for a concert in the current year
9,50 €
  • SNCF - Grand Voyageur, on presentation of membership card
6 €

Free of charge

  • Under 18s
  • 18-25 years (nationals of European Union countries and regular non-European residents in France)
  • Disabled person and accompanying adult
  • Jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old) 
  • Valid Education Pass
  • Free admission on Heritage Day weekends and on the first Sunday of each month from November to March.
  • On presentation of a valid Paris Museum Pass (PMP). 
  • On presentation of a ticket generated via Paris PassLib'.
  • Architecture students
 
  • Visitors eligible for free admission

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Would you like to visit the Basilica of Saint-Denis in a group? Go to the dedicated area to find out the rates.

Are you a teacher? Prepare your visit by consulting your personal space.

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Audioguides are available in 5 languages (French, English, German, Italian, Spanish).
A junior version is available in French.

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Payment method

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • check
  • culture check
  • vacation voucher (ANCV)
  • Lire check (only in store)

Access and transport

Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis

1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur
93200 Saint-Denis

By transport

Metro line 13, Basilique de Saint-Denis station (no elevator), 100 meters from the monument.
RERD, Saint-Denis stop, then Tramway T1 (5 minutes) or 15 minutes on foot.
RERB (then Bus 153 or 253)

By car

9 km from the center of Paris: access via Porte de La Chapelle, then A1, exit Saint-Denis - center ville. At Porte de Paris, Saint-Denis, follow the green sign "Saint-Denis Centre" on the right. Then go to the Indigo Parking named "Basilique", located 100 meters from the monument. The city center of Saint-Denis is pedestrian.

By bike

From Porte de la Villette, along the Saint-Denis canal (20 minutes). 
There is no bicycle garage near the basilica.

Services and conditions of visit

  • Cabin baggage allowed: maximum 40x20x20 cm
  • No lockers or cloakrooms on site
  • Guide and assistance dogs permitted
  • Toilets and baby-changing facilities
  • Food not permitted
  • Authorisation required for professional photography
  • Speaking is subject to authorisation and reserved for qualified persons in accordance with the provisions of the Tourism Code.

Read the rules of the visit

In a handicap situation

Discover the services and conditions for disabled visitors.

Consult the dedicated page

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