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Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis

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    Only on the All-Inclusive Pass

    This attraction is available on the All-Inclusive Pass, but not the Explorer Pass.

What you'll do

Explore one of the earliest examples of Gothic architecture with a trip to Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis.

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  • Spend time admiring the ornate tombs and interiors of this famous abbey.

This attraction requires a Paris Museum Pass

You'll receive a free Paris Museum Pass when you purchase an All-Inclusive Pass from Go City. This added extra gives you free entry to dozens of top museums and monuments. You'll need to make sure you download it ahead of your trip to the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis.

About this experience

The Basilique Royal de Saint-Denis is a large medieval abbey, famed as being the burial place of French royalty in Paris.

Its necropolis is home to hauntingly beautiful funeral sculptures, mausoleums, and tombs. The abbey itself is also one of the first examples of the Gothic-style and is therefore a must for architecture buffs.

In total, 42 kings, 32 queens, 63 princes and princesses lie here. And for those with a penchant for the macabre, you'll be able to take a look at the dried-up heart of Louis XVIII after exploring the various tombs and graves. With more than 70 Renaissance tombs, the royal necropolis of the Basilique Royal de Saint-Denis is the most important group of funerary sculptures from the 12th to the 16th centuries.

The cathedral is built on the site of a Roman cemetery and the burial site of the martyr Denis, who was said to have walked through Paris carrying his own head. If you're less interested in the gorey side of this ornate building, you can also check out some of the finest example of medieval stained-glass in the world here.


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Getting in

Show your Paris Museum Pass at the entrance.

Information about your Paris Museum Pass

Buy an All-Inclusive Pass with Go City, and you will also receive a free Paris Museum Pass to use at the same time! This added extra gives you free entry to dozens of top museums and monuments.

Once you've purchased your All-Inclusive Pass on the Go City website, we'll send you all the details you need to download your additional Paris Museum Pass. Be sure to do this ahead of your trip as you'll need it to enter the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis.

For the full list of attractions on the digital Paris Museum Pass, please visit our information page.

For more information please see the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

April - September

Monday - Saturday: 10.30AM - 6.45PM

Sunday: 12PM - 6.15PM


October - March

Monday - Saturday: 10AM - 5.15PM

Sunday: 12PM - 5.15PM

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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