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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 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Wonderful Basilica Cathedral a short metro ride from central Paris. Although they do charge for admission and an audio tour, the Basilica is a part of the Paris museum pass. I was told that the area around the Basilica is not safe for a solo...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank DawninDallas
Reviewed 17 September 2018

If you take the Metro, be prepared to transfer a couple of times, but this is well worth the trip if you like history. The building is old and amazing, but seeing the burial spots for the kings & queens of France was fantastic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve-in-ONE
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Was recommended to us by friends who had visited it previously. Because it is located in the poorer part of Paris it is largely overlooked by many of the mainstream tourists. This makes it an ideal place to visit as there are never any crowds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I have always wanted to go and see the basilica, and this trip to Paris I made up my mind to get there. We had a bi5 of a false start when we were unable to find the entrance and got lost in some gardens,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

I went to this church because I had been studying my family tree and it looked like several of the royals "buried" here were distant relatives, so I know who I was looking at. Very impressive and well laid out. Fee to get in to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This was a fabulous cathedral with all the funerary monuments of the Kings and Queens of France. Some monuments are like shrines while others have full body sculptures of the inhabitants from Clovis the first Frankish Christian king to statues of King Louis XVI &...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Paris is home to countless tourist attractions, including many historic churches, cathedrals, and basilicas. One such basilica is St-Denis in the northern fringes of Paris, accessible by metro. My wife and I have been to St-Denis probably four times over the past 15 years, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is where the royal families of France are buried. It has been extensively upgraded for a wonderful and very interesting visit, in what is a rather unpleasant area of Paris.Well worth a visit to see the tombs of the families but also a beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Now right out in a Paris suburb, but was the burial place for French royalty.The Cathedral is impressive with beautiful stained glass windows. The very many tombs with sculptures are interesting to view. There are also sculptures of Louis 16th and Marie Antoinette praying. An...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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14 November 2018|
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Response from Dencal1945 | Reviewed this property |
Previous answers are probably the best with taxis being quicker. However the Metro is also available and a one one trip would take about an hour. The Basilica is quite stunning and well worth the visit. I am not sure if you... 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
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.