Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis, Saint-Denis
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Discover the very first masterpiece of monumental Gothic art at Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis. For a fascinating look at a royal necropolis, you can peruse the rare collection, featuring 70 carved tombs and recumbent statues from the 12th century, the only complete set of its kind in Europe. Twelfth- and 19th-century stained-glass panels cast multicolored rays on the statues. This was a pilgrimage site, a coronation site for many queens, and the burial site of many nobles and royals, including all but three of France's kings. By using our Saint-Denis tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis and other attractions in Saint-Denis.
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  • take advantage of the heritage day to visit the Basilica; highly skilled guides welcome you, patiently answer all your questions
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  • audio guide's use; historical place, sometimes moving monuments differentiated avoiding fatigue: in short, a good time to visit
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  • What better way to pass from one to the other of Royal burials to revise the history of France with its large and small characters. But it is also the memory of the Abbot Suger that we hear, the builders of cathedrals, companions of all the trades that have given their energy, their ideas, their creativity to the celebration of faith, which has done so much good but also so hard.
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  • Came here for my birthday. Absolutely in heaven seeing the the Royal Necropolis - especially the Bourbon crypt under the nave. Wish I could come and visit more often.
  • Is such a nice church. It's a beautiful church and is full of amazing stained glass windows. It also really important because of it history.
  • When the cathedrals of Paris and France can become simply "look inside and out we go" the basilica St Denis pulls you in and bids you "stay and visit our royalty, good or bad they made us the country we are today...pay homage to them and our history." Fascinating history as it regards architecture. First ever stain glass "Rose" window (thanks to Abbot Suger). This is not only a do not miss sight for tourists, it is a find me and you will be overwhelmed!
  • Excellent place to understand the history of France. You will not be disappointed
  • I was very excited on my trip but when we came back it was awesome.