Find here all the practical information to prepare your visit of the Basilique cathédrale Saint-Denis.
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.
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.
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).
Special rate (partnerships)
To be used at the checkout
Free of charge
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.
Audioguides are available in 5 languages (French, English, German, Italian, Spanish).
- credit cards
- culture check
- vacation voucher (ANCV)
- Lire check (only in store)
Access and 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)
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.
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