Basilique Saint-Denis

Highly recommended
The Basilica is a gem of French Gothic architecture and a source of inspiration for the cathedrals of Chartres, Senlis and Meaux. The necropolis of the Kings of France houses a collection - the only one of its kind in Europe - of recumbent figures and tombs dating from the 12C-16C, and constitutes a veritable museum of funerary sculpture. Napoleon reopened the church for worship in 1806. The Basilica was restored by Viollet-le-Duc after the ravages of the Revolution, and has a façade with a fine tower. One of France's most admirable monuments.

Useful information

Adresse : 

1 rue de la Légion-d’Honneur

Phone:

+33 1 48 09 83 54

Price:

8.50 € (-26 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Apr-Oct: 10am-5.45pm, Sun noon-5.45pm (except offices); rest of year: 10am-4.45pm, Sun noon-4.45pm - closed on special event days, 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec

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