Women's Rights Day 2024: queens and princesses at the Basilique Saint-Denis

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by Lucas de Sortiraparis · Published on February 9th, 2024 at 10:20 a.m.
To mark International Women's Rights Day, the Basilica of Saint-Denis opens its illustrious doors for an exceptional visit in the footsteps of the princesses and queens buried there, on March 10, 2024 at 2:30pm.

All too often, history focuses solely on the male figures who left their mark on the French nation. But women, too, have added their stone to the edifice and deserve to be considered for their actions. On International Women's Rights Day, March 8, it's time to shine the spotlight on all those female role models who paved the way in their time. The Basilica of Saint-Denis is taking part in this highlight with a visit on March 10, 2024, starting at 2:30pm, to discover the royal women who have their final resting place here.

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(Re)discover the queens of France, their roles in the kingdom and their actions outside their status as"wife of". Princesses, whether they became queens or not, were educated with the aim of conceiving heirs to the throne, but also became guardians of the kingdom and guarantors of its maintenance, in the absence of their husbands, who were away at war or occupied with other duties. They may also reign as regents, waiting for their children to reach the required age, and thus rule the country, like Catherine de Médicis.

Did you know that Marie-Antoinette 's tomb is in the Basilique Saint-Denis? A perfect historical tour for all those who want to know more about these women of power in the Middle Ages.

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On March 10th, 2024
Starts at 02:30 p.m.

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    Location

    1, Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
    93200 Saint Denis

    Prices
    - 18 ans: €6
    €18.5

    Average duration
    2 h

    Official website
    exploreparis.com

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