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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. 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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Visited this cathedral while over for a rugby match. About 10 minute walk from Stade de France this basilica has many tombs of previous French kings and queens and a crypt. Lots of interesting history... more »
Je n'y étais jamais allée et à l'occasion de la rencontre France Irlande j'ai pu combiner la visite et le match. A 20 minutes à pied du stade. Et ca vaut le detour ! Je conseille la visite aux famille... more »I have never been and meeting France Ireland I could combine the visit and the match. A 20-minute walk to the stadium. And it's worth the detour! I recommend the visit to families to teach children the history of France, almost all of the Kings of France from Clovis to Louis XVIII. Magnificent tombs in Carrara marble.
Au départ, nous voulions visiter un monument parisien que nous n'avions pas vu jusqu'à présent.Regardez les propositions de visite de Paris,St Denis est rarement recommandé comme un must.Mais la lectu... more »Initially, we wanted to visit a Parisian monument that we had not seen so far. Look at the proposals of tour of Paris, St. Denis is rarely recommended as a must. But reading a book about Eleanor of Aquitaine reminded us of its construction by Suger.Et it was a great moment. Scheduled to last 1: 30, it took us 2.5 hours to exit the place. Involved, the tour led by a remarkable guide that throughout the course of the recumbent, we Redid the history of France.Vraiment to enjoy this journey, come to "tours". Either at 11:15 h.Cela is worth a visit, St Denis is indeed outside the Parisian territory usually come.
A surprising building, from the outside you wouldn't expect such a huge and beautiful building inside. I understand why all the French Kings are buried there, it is an imposing cathedral. The neighborhood and everything around was quite degraded... Maybe it will be improved for the Olympics in 2024, I hope so.
Œuvre du grand Suger. Sépultures royales. Visite guidée recommandée. Récemment rénovée. La flèche, démontée préventivement au XIX°, devrait bientôt être reconstruite. 3 étoiles dans le Guide vert Michelin.
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.
The first Gothic Cathedral! It is beautiful inside and out and well worth a longer ride on the Metro from the center of Paris.
Beautiful place but you have to pay to enter into an special area.
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