Basilica of St. Denis

Basilica of St. Denis
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Paris: Basilique Saint Denis Entry Ticket

Paris: Basilique Saint Denis Entry Ticket

Take the short journey to the northern suburbs of Paris, and arrive at the incredible Basilique Saint-Denis. Built on the grave of Saint-Denis, the royal abbey was the burial place of 43 kings, 32 queens, and 10 servants to the monarchy. The basilica was raised to the rank of cathedral in 1966. Discover the largest collection of funerary sculpture from the 12th to the 16th-centuries contained within the basilica's walls. Admire stunning examples of Gothic art and architecture as you stroll through the inside and outside of the building. Find out how the architect's emphasis on the importance of light, a symbol of divinity, was revolutionary at its time. See the last resting place of the Kings of France and its unique collection of 70 sculpted tombs.

Paris: 2 or 4-Day Museum Pass & Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Paris: 2 or 4-Day Museum Pass & Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

See everything Paris has to offer with this 2-4-days Exclusive Pass, visiting world class museums such as The Louvre and Orsay Museum. From the deck of the Hop-On Hop-Off Seine River boat, you will have the privilege to admire the most astonishing monuments Paris has to offer from the Seine. With your 4-day Paris Museum Pass enjoy a golden ticket to the city's artistic and historical legacy. Enjoy access to: • Musée du Louvre • Arc de Triomphe • Musée d’Orsay • Musée de l’Armée • Tours de Notre-Dame • Musée national de l’Orangerie • Tombeau de Napoléon 1er • Centre Pompidou • Conciergerie • Musée Rodin • Sainte-Chapelle • Panthéon • Musée national d’Art modern • Musée national des Arts asiatiques • Guimet • Les Arts décoratifs • Musée des Arts et métiers • Musée de l’Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris • Musée du quai Branly • Musée Picasso Paris • Chapelle expiatoire • La Cinémathèque française • Musée du Cinéma • Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie • Musée national Eugène Delacroix • Musée des Égouts de Paris • Musée national de la Marine • Musée de la Monnaie • Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine • Musée national des Monuments français • Musée Gustave Moreau • Musée national du Moyen Âge, Thermes et hôtel de Cluny • Cité de la Musique, Musée de la Musique • Crypte archéologique de Notre-Dame • Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération • Musée des Plans-reliefs • Musée de la Poste See these sights: • Châteaux de Versailles et du Trianon • Château de Rambouillet • Maison d’Auguste Rodin à Meudon • Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis • Villa Savoye • Château de Vincennes • Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace • Musée d’Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye • Musée national de la Céramique de Sèvres • Abbaye royale de Chaalis • Musée et domaine nationaux du Château de Compiègne • Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly • Musée départemental Maurice Denis • Château de Fontainebleau • Château de Maisons-Laffitte • Musée national des Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau • Château de Pierrefonds • Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs • Musée national de la Renaissance • Château d’Ecouen Complement your visits to Paris' art and historical sights with a 4-day ticket for a hop-on hop-off cruise. Stop at: • Notre-Dame Cathedral • Jardin des Plantes • Hôtel de Ville • Louvre Museum • Place de la Concorde • Eiffel Tower • Notre-Dame Cathedral • Saint-Germain-des-Prés • Musée d'Orsay • Invalide

Saint-Denis: Blacksmiths & Stone Carvers, Cathedral Builders

Saint-Denis: Blacksmiths & Stone Carvers, Cathedral Builders

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of cathedral builders. An exceptional event is underway: the reconstruction of the spire of the Basilica of Saint-Denis! Begin your journey with an enlightening introduction to this reconstruction project, gaining insights into the historical significance of this architectural endeavor. Meet our professional blacksmiths and stone carvers! From crafting the tool to mastering its use, our artisans invite you to discover the techniques and gestures of the cathedral builders. The workshop includes a demonstration by a blacksmith and a theoretical course on the role of forging in a cathedral construction site. Afterward, you'll move on to practical work, learning the art of stone carving. As you hone your skills under the guidance of our professionals, you'll witness your vision take shape from raw stone to sculpted masterpiece. With each strike of the mallet and careful stroke of the chisel, you'll uncover the hidden beauty within the stone, channeling the spirit of the cathedral builders of old. Our workshops are designed to be hands-on and interactive, allowing participants of all ages, starting from 6 years old, to actively engage in the creative process. At the end of the workshop, participants have the opportunity to proudly take home their own creation, a tangible symbol of their newfound skills and creativity. Whether you're seeking a unique experience to share with friends or family, or simply looking to unleash your inner artist, our workshops offer a memorable and enriching experience in front of the Basilica of Saint-Denis. Join us and discover the timeless artistry of stone carving and blacksmithing while contributing to the legacy of architectural heritage.

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If you like history, then this is one place you must visit. I didn't take the tour as I wanted to spend more time reading the signs (all in French, so Google Lens is your ally here). The kiosk inside has some interesting stuff for Catholics, although a bit on the pricey side. They accept credit cards, if that helps.

Very beautiful building but 11 euros per person… a little expensive No bag checks while we are on alert for attacks…!!! Security personnel being constantly fixed on their mobile phones makes us feel unsafe

Underrated but super special place if you're interested in the entire history of France. Beautiful Gothic architecture.

An absolute must-see for anyone interested in French history and t gothic architecture

Very beautiful Gothic architecture. Beautiful windows.