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:

  • Sunday 21 April: Opening from 12.30pm to 3.30pm (last admission 3pm)


The Basilica hosts the "Night of the Queens" show. You can discover the Basilica in the form of an exceptional, participatory show. To find out more

The Basilica is closed for the "Night of the Queens" show:

  • Saturday 20 April: closes at 3.30pm (last admission 3pm)
  • Sunday 21 April: closes at 3.30pm (last admission 3pm)
  • Saturday 27 April: closes at 3.30pm (last admission 3pm)
  • Sunday 28 April: closes at 3.30pm (last admission 3pm)
  • Saturday 4 May: closes at 3.30pm (last admission 3pm)
  • Sunday 5 May: closes at 3.30pm (last admission 3pm)

 

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
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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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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