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Basilica of St Denis: The Royal French Necropolis Semi-Private Tour

Paris, France

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Visit the final resting place of dozens of French kings and queens at the remarkable Basilica of St. Denis. Ride the Metro with a guide and small group to reach the 13th-century masterpiece, which was one of the world's first Gothic churches. Take a tour through the tumultuous arc of the French monarchy, from medieval rulers to the bloody end of the 'Ancien Régime' with the French Revolution, and learn about the role of royalty in the evolution of Paris as you view an amazing collection of tombs and altars.
  • Discover the first Gothic cathedral in the world, and final resting place of French royalty
  • Enjoy a 2.5-Hour small-group tour with a fully accredited local guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere in a small group tour departing from central Paris
1.5 hour guided visit of the Basilica of St Denis
Escorted metro ride to St Denis from central Paris
Fully accredited local guide
Semi-private groups of 8 people or fewer
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

9 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France

Departure Time

3:15 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note the total tour time is 2.5 hours including transportation time
  • Sunday bookings will give you the opportunity to attend Mass after your visit.
  • Mass starts at 6:00 pm from October to March, and at 6:30 pm from April to September.
  • Note that the Basilica is both a museum and a church. For this reason, very occasionally, due to funerals or exceptional masses, the tour may be canceled or postponed. We will of course notify you as early as possible.
  • From October to April please make sure you are dressed warmly as it does get cold inside the cathedral.
  • There are a few steps to enter the church and to reach the crypt. The Necropolis museum has special access and elevators for disabled people. Please notify us so we can make the arrangements with the staff there.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Memories DMC France

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Basilica of St Denis: The Royal French Necropolis Semi-Private Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Basilica of St Denis: The Royal French Necropolis Semi-Private Tour.

Traveler Tips

  • "He would also speak English with a French accent if you wanted him too." See review


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Best Guide Ever
, Jul 2018
Went on this tour with my daughter. When we met up with our guide we found out we were the only two on the trip so we had a private tour! Our guide was great and we had such a great time! He went to college in Alabama and spoke perfect English with a southern accent which was adorable. He would also speak English with a French accent if you wanted him too. He was extremely informative and gave us an excellent tour. We looked him up when we got home and found him on the internet giving private VIP tours at Versailles so you know he is great. The tour itself was also wonderful. Very informative and interesting.
This was a fantastic tour, our guide...
, Nov 2017
This was a fantastic tour, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Paris and in particular St. Denis. I went with my Son age 12 and my Father and all of us really enjoyed it. It is an overwhelming experience and the information from Mahoun Im sorry I am unsure of the spelling made it even better.
Wonderful trip to St. Denis with an...
Maureen G
, Oct 2017
Wonderful trip to St. Denis with an equally wonderful and knowledgeable guide.....We had visited St. Denis in the past, but this tour gave us so much more insight into the history of this magnificent basilica. We feel that St. Denis is a place not often visited by the majority of tourists, which is really a mistake as there is more history and beauty in this church than in most of the other churches in Paris combined.. This is a tour we very highly recommend....
Our guide, Herve, made the visit to...
Virginia H
, Sep 2017
Our guide, Herve, made the visit to Basilica St. Denis such a wonderful experience. I'm really glad I opted to go - and to go with a tour. It's easy enough to visit on your own, but hearing about the history of the Basilica and France from a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide really brought it all to life.
Great tour. Very knowledgeable...
Rebecca H
, May 2017
Great tour. Very knowledgeable guide. We've been to Paris many times and have seen this site but have never taken an official tour of the place. Learned some new things about the basilica.

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