Basilica of Saint-Denis
Saint-Denis

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The Basilica of Saint-Denis is considered as a significant work of Gothic art, a place of pilgrimage and the final resting place of the kings and quee...

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Discover the history of France at the Basilica of Saint-Denis, the final resting place of the kings and queens of France, and at the Panthéo...

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1 day
Available in: English
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$ 17
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Discover the history of Queen Marie-Antoinette with this pass including entrances to the Conciergerie, the Expiatory Chapel, the Basilica of...

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Discover the Basilica of Saint-Denis, the final resting place of the kings and queens of France.Built on the grave of Saint Denis, a Bishop ...

Duration
1 day
Available in: English
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$ 10

The inside story

The Basilica of Saint-Denis is considered as a significant work of Gothic art, a place of pilgrimage and the final resting place of the kings and queens of France.

Built on the grave of Saint Denis, a Bishop of Paris who died in 250 AD, the royal abbey of Saint-Denis was the burial place of 43 kings, 32 queens and 10 servants to the monarchy. The basilica contains within its walls the largest collection of funerary sculpture from the 12th to the 16th centuries and features over 70 recumbent statues and monumental tombs from the Renaissance.

In the 12th century, the Abbot Suger, kings' advisor from 1135 to 1144 rebuilt portions of the abbey church using innovative structural and decorative features. A significant work of Gothic art, this church was the first to place a great importance on light, a symbol of divinity in religious architecture.

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