Heritage catalog – shared tour

Basilique St-Denis

Just a few metro stops from the center of Paris, the town of St Denis is home to a masterpiece : the Basilica-Cathedral of St Denis, one of the first Gothic monuments in France. A visit rich in architecture, sculpture, legends and French history.

Basilique Saint-Denis – From 170€

Treasures, light, a legend, an ever-higher edifice, ribbed vaults, funerary sculptures, tombs that take on the appearance of chapels… How did the kings and queens of France attempt to materialize eternity ? Discover the Basilique St-Denis, cradle of Gothic architecture and necropolis of the kings and queens of France, with over 70 tombs dating from the 12th to 16th centuries. The stained glass windows in the ambulatory were restored in 2023, giving you the opportunity to discover the resplendent “crown of light”. A divine, timeless visit !

Admission is not included in the price of the guided tour.


Basilique de Saint-Denis
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur
93200 Saint-Denis

Ticket price

From €11/adult
Price varies according to tour
Free for children under 18

Group size

15 people maximum
Shared tours can also be
private tours

Duration of the visit

The duration of the visit
is 1h30

Included in this tour

- Commentary by a qualified tour guide

Tips for visiting the Basilique Saint-Denis

- Buy your tickets in advance : Buying your tickets online will save you time and avoid queues at the ticket office.
- Wrap up warm in winter : Make sure you wear warm clothes, as it can be 0°C in the Basilica in winter.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a private tour ?

A private tour is a visit during which you are only with people you know. Before contacting me, you will have formed a group (of less than 6 people, but this can vary depending on the tour). This allows you to experience a special moment with your loved ones, just you (and me !). You choose a visit from the catalog and the time slot that suits you, according to my availability. I'll adapt to your wishes, your parents or children, and your pace, to create a unique experience. One price per visit, bookable online, for up to 6 people. If you are a larger group or a company, please contact me directly. This will also be a private tour, but with more people.

How to book a tour ? (private or shared)

To book a private tour, you can check my availability on the tour presentation site and pay directly online. I'll get back to you within 48 hours to discuss the details of the visit, your wishes, your constraints... Please note that the price of admission to the museum is not included, so you'll need to buy a ticket at the same time. You can also contact me by telephone or via the contact form. For shared tours, you can book a visit by purchasing a place on the tour presentation web page. For further information, I can always be reached by telephone or via the contact form.

Why this price for a visit ?

The profession of tour guide requires a wealth of knowledge, which in turn calls for in-depth study and an insatiable curiosity to share the best anecdotes with you. It takes several days, even weeks, to create your tour ! The tour may have to be adapted to suit the visitor's profile, which requires additional work. What's more, it's often necessary to scout the area the day before, as the works of art in museums change a great deal, so this is extra time. Finally, we manage the logistics of the visit, and over and above the taxes we pay as a contractor, we pay a fee to the museum for each visit (between 0 and 300€).

Is online payment secure ?

Yes, online payment at marbreetpastel.com is completely secure. Advanced encryption protocols guarantee the confidentiality and security of your financial information.

I'm breast-feeding my baby. Can I take a guided tour ?

This is entirely possible, as you are allowed to breastfeed at the museum ! For a private visit I'll make sure you're comfortable if you need a break, for a shared visit I'll show you the best places and then you'll have to join the group.

Can I pay by bank transfer ?

Yes, it is possible to pay by bank transfer. Please contact me by email helene@marbreetpastel.com so that I can send you my bank details. Your registration will be processed as soon as payment is received.

How do I buy museum admission ?

The price of the guided tour does not include the entrance fee (except in exceptional circumstances). You must therefore purchase your tickets at the time of the tour. To do so, go to the museum's website ! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail.

What is a shared visit ?

A shared visit is a visit scheduled by Marbre & Pastel. You can sign up as an individual or as a group. Monument, district, temporary exhibition, thematic tour or visit to the permanent collections... you can enjoy a guided tour with a group of curious people like you (and me !). The price is the same per person, for up to 20 people. Of course, all shared tours can also be private visits !

Why take a tour with an official tour guide ?

The profession of tour guide is a regulated one, requiring a state diploma, and only authorized guides can guide you in museums or national heritage sites. We benefit from solid, comprehensive training and know how to handle groups, different types of public and special situations.

How do I book online ?

Go to the page of the tour you'd like to take ! For a private tour, you choose a time slot, then pay for the service. For a shared tour, choose the tour you want and reserve your place by paying directly on the site.

Can I cancel my visit ? How soon can I cancel ?

It is possible to cancel up to 7 days before the visit. Up to 5 days in advance, you will receive a 50% refund, after that there is no refund unless you find someone else to do it for you.

Are shared tours suitable for children ?

Shared tours are for adults. However, children aged 12 and over with an aptitude for the site or the theme of the tour are welcome to join in. Please note that it is necessary to purchase a place for the guided tour, as well as admission for the child.

Can a shared tour be made into a private tour ?

It's perfectly possible ! The shared tour is certainly presented in the "private tours" section of the website, but if this is not the case or if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly by telephone, via the form or my e-mail address helene@marbretpastel.com.

Can I book a tour if I've already paid for my tickets ?

It's not easy, but it's not impossible ! It depends on the place, date and time, because your guide has to book a speaking slot at the museum in advance in order to have the right to guide you. Please contact me via the contact form.

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