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Practical Information

Saint-Denis Basilica and Cathedral is both a place of worship and a historical monument. The area reserved for worship may be accessed free of charge. The royal necropolis, which includes the royal tombs, the crypt and the chevet, is open to the public by the Centre des monuments nationaux, and an admission fee is charged.

Access Saint-Denis Basilica

Centre des monuments nationaux 
Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis
1, rue de la Légion d’honneur
93200 Saint-Denis

Tél. : 33 / (0)1 48 09 83 54
Fax : 33 (0)1 48 09 83 66 

Getting There (20 min. from the centre of Paris)
Pedestrian city centre
Metro: Line 13, get off at Basilique Saint-Denis
By car: 9 km from the centre of Paris, Porte de la Chapelle, take the A1 and exit at Saint-Denis centre — parking on site

Opening Hours of the Royal Necropolis*

April to  September:
Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. / Sunday, 12 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. 
October to March :
Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. / Sunday, 12 a.m. to 5.15 p.m.

* The ticket office closes 30 minutes earlier.

Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 25 December and during certain religious services.


Full rate: ¤ 8.50
Reduced rate (large families, people under 20, teachers): ¤6.50
Groups and tourism professionals (20 people): ¤ 6.50
School groups: ¤30
Free admission: children under 18 accompanied by an adult, members of the press, the 1st Sunday every month November to March, disabled persons and their attendant

Available in French, English, Spanish, Italian and German
Individuals: ¤4 Couples: ¤6 Groups: ¤3

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