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Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis

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The earliest masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, a royal abbey and major pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages, the Basilica Cathedral assumed its principal role as the burial place for the kings of France as early as the 6th century. Despite...more
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1 rue de la Legion D Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis, France
+33 1 48 09 83 54
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Most of the tourist sites are closed on Mondays except the Louvre. So every tourist in Paris will be at the Louvre on a Monday. We noticed St Denis Cathedral is open on Mondays. It's near a metro station on the northern edge of Paris....More

Thank Spudrunner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to on the northern edge of Paris, this cathedral is a wonderful example of early Gothic architecture. The church itself has very nice stained glass, lots of intricate carvings and wonderful tombs with a wide range of depictions of the occupants. It...More

Thank SugarMountain1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many of France's kings were buried here. Unfortunately many graves were dug up during the Revolution, and then there was an effort for re-burial. So it's a bit of a mess now. But this huge cathedral, much the same design as Notre Dame, is grand...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit this cathedral great well worth a visit the home to many of the kings buried, and Marie Antionette Spectacular range of stained glass windows which on a beautiful sunny day did not fail to delight. Today the basilica has over 70recumbent statues...More

Thank lorrainem1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the day we went, the basilica was free to the public. While it was beautiful, it paled in comparison to some of the other churches we visited in Paris. The stained glass is pretty and the crypt level is interesting but I had an...More

Thank Sydney221
Reviewed 10 October 2018

After a hectic round of meetings it was wonderful to visit the Basilica, sit quietly and soak up the ambience and history. It’s worth the time to not just visit but experience the “vibe” of this lovely place.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The Basilica of Saint Denis (French: Basilique royale de Saint-Denis, or simply Basilique Saint-Denis) is a large medieval abbey church in the city of Saint-Denis, now a northern suburb of Paris. The building is of unique importance historically and architecturally as its choir, completed in...More

Thank Dencal1945
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Unfortunately, when we arrived the Church was closed, it did not open until 10:00 am. The Church is in a very lively area of Montmartre, it’s a 5-minute walk from the Metro Station. You get to walk through a large out door market the Church...More

Thank jennyjackass
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is the necropolis of the Kings and queens of France. Exceptionally renovated. We caught line 13 towards Saint-Denis Basilique. It costs 9 euro for entry and you’ll marvel at the 60 plus sculpted tombs.

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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This is absolutely worth the somewhat harrowing trip from central Paris. The station and surrounding area are multicultural and a little intimidating as there are many refugees and it is dirty. We did stop at the market on the way and my kids bought some...More

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14 November 2018|
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Response from Footpathsforall | Reviewed this property |
According to Google Maps, it’s 11 miles and 21 minutes by car from CDG to the basilica. Since you’ll be probably be carrying luggage, I suggest taking a taxi, although I don’t know what the fare would be. The basilica is... More
15 May 2018|
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Response from Elisabeth V | Reviewed this property |
Additionally, the crypt is part of the church, so you just walk down into it. There is no need to make an extra trip. I would recommend not driving, but taking the metro to the church. Take Line 13 in the direction of... More
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23 August 2017|
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Response from Nualabs | Reviewed this property |
We were dressed casually on the way to rugby so bot formal, however as said respectful as it is a place of worship. The entrance is free but you have to pay to enter the area where the royalty is buried.
Edith R
6 April 2016|
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Response from sydneysider48 | Reviewed this property |
Judging by the shop signs St Denis seems to have many Turkish shops and there are certainly many more "foreigners" evident here than in the more touristed areas of Paris, but the Cathedral is only about 150 metres from the... More
Cathy R
21 February 2016|
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Response from margareth700 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, but try searching online as Maddie suggests.