Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis, Saint-Denis

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. Put Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis and other Saint-Denis attractions into our Saint-Denis trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The Kings of France are quietly sleeping in this beautiful place. Well guided. A well done restoration. A must visit place in island of France
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  • September 23, 2017
    A remarkable experience of your visit to this famous cathedral Basilica at Saint-Denis, a suburb of Paris. Gothic style, famous for its royal necropolis: there are buried with their dormant statues and tombs, 42 63 32 Queens, Kings, Princes and Princesses and 10 great of the Kingdom. Some names: Dagobert, King John, Charlemagne, Pepin the short, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Charles Martel and many others. Mystique, not to be missed! Rue de la Lègion d'honneur 1, Saint Denis-Basilique de Saint Denis metro
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  • September 21, 2017
    I don't know what it is that construction couldn't see ash. When you have the opportunity to see inside the next visit wants to be ...
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  • September 18, 2017
    This magnificent basilica is off-the-beaten path in Paris for tourists, but it justifies all the invested time and effort. It is the crowning place of the French queens, the royal necropolis and the structure that introduced the Gothic style in the Middle Years. It boasts great stained-glass windows, items used in crowning ceremonies and the marvelous funerary art collection.
  • July 18, 2017
    Nice building and great place to learn about history of France. Make sure to participate in a guiding, the guides are very fun and knowledgeable and turn the visit to a very interesting experience.
  • September 15, 2017
    This splendid basilica contains half of all the french kings burials ever.
  • September 16, 2017
    Worth seeing it Going to be under construction but we will be able to visit it
  • August 2, 2017
    Best to go on bright sunny day ! Not to be missed once in Paris !

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