Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis, Saint-Denis
(4.4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a very beautiful church and many do not visit it so there are very few foreign tourists but is worth the grief there are buried many of the Kings of France and maria antonieta, the surroundings of the basilica is nice and cozy, another thing which I call attention is that the times I've gone I've seen many French students. Real 100% recommended does not disappoint
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  • The history of France gathered in this lovely Basilica. The outside is as beautiful as the inside. Visit
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  • Many wanted to know, by what means, the grave of the majority of the Kings, but never imagine her beauty, is impressive, all with stained glass in different levels, a brilliant architecture, definitely worth worth visiting it
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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.