Saint Denis Basilica guided tour

A gothic cathedral where are buried the French kings

Half day tour from Paris

Duration of the tour:

2 hours

Group tour

Maximum group size:

From 2 to 25 people

Price private tour guide

Private tour price:

From 330 euros

Skip the line tickets

Entrance tickets price:

7,50 euros per adult

French history kings and queens

Learn all about French kings and queens!

Included private tour

Included in this private tour:

  • Certified professional tour guide
  • Private tour only for you, your family or friends
  • Skip-the-line tickets to book online
  • Discover a great Gothic cathedral while learning about the French kings and queens
  • Guided tour possible in French, English or Spanish

Come to discover this little-known gem, just outside Paris!


Saint Denis Basilica was founded in the Middle Ages, on top of the tomb of Saint Denis. Over the centuries, it became a great gothic cathedral (brighter that Notre-Dame cathedral), but mostly, the necropolis where the French kings and queens are buried. 

You will see there the funerary monuments of Kings Charles V, Francis Ist or Henri II, and learn all about their lives and stories. 

With more than 70 different statues and tombs, Saint Denis Basilica is really one of the best places to learn about the French History, from the Middle Ages until the French Revolution. 

Official licensed tour guide Paris

Why do I love leading this tour to the "Basilique de Saint-Denis"?

"Saint Denis Basilica is definitely one of my favorite monuments around Paris: it is full of history. And I love the colored light of the stained glass windows reflecting on the tombs, as you can see on the picture below. Follow me on a private tour to see it by yourself and learn more about it."

Pre-Book your private tour

Please choose the date and time you want for this tour, and fill in the form.

I will get back to you by email to send you a detailed quotation. 

Tips for your visit

Idea guided visit

Saint Denis Basilica is closed on Sunday mornings and for special religious events. 

The monument doesn't have a heating system, so in winter, I encourage you to wear warm clothes and shoes.

wheelchair access

There are 15 steps to climb to access the crypt and the choir (with no elevator). Only some parts of the building are accessible in a wheelchair. 

Saint Denis Basilica tickets

priority access tickets
  • Individual skip-the-line ticket: 7,5 euros per adult
  • Free for all kids under 18 years old
  • Free under 26 years old for the European Union residents
metro to Saint Denis Basilica from Paris

The Saint Denis Basilica is easy to reach from Paris: take metro line 13 (light blue) towards "Saint Denis Université" and go off at the stop "Basilique de Saint Denis". Then, the Basilica is just a few meters away. I can also organize a private driver to drive you directly from Paris. 

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