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 with its collection of royal funerary sculptures) is housed in a church used for religious purposes, and therefore subject to regular exceptional closures :

  • Thursday 23 November: Opening at 11.30 a.m.
  • Friday 24 November: Closed from 2.30 pm to 4 pm
  • Friday 1 December: Closed from 2pm to 3.30pm

Please note: due to the preparatory work for the reconstruction of the north spire of the basilica, part of the entrance to the monument is not accessible.


Please buy your tickets online. This will give you priority access. 

Tickets must be presented at the entrance to the necropolis/museum for inspection.



Individual price

9,50 €

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).

16 €

Special rate (partnerships)

To be used at the checkout

  • Vedettes du Pont Neuf, on presentation of a Vedettes du Pont Neuf ticket
  • 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
  • VMF, on presentation of a valid VMF card
  • Ikaria card, on presentation of a valid Ikaria card
  • Paris Visit, on presentation of a valid Paris Visit ticket
  • Cezam, on presentation of a valid Cezam card
  • Paris Musées, on presentation of a valid Paris Musées 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
7,50 €
  • 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
  • Entradas gratuitas

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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.

3 €

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

  • No suitcases allowed
  • Guide and assistance dogs allowed
  • Toilets and changing table
  • No lockers or changing rooms on site
  • No food allowed
  • Professional photography must be authorized

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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