Saint Denis Basilica contains many beautiful stained glass windows that display the royal influence on the site.
This site explores the history of Saint Denis and the Basilica erected in his name. It covers the history of the basilica and its use as the royal necropolis where most French kings are buried. It also highlights the beginning of Gothic architecture that stemmed from renovations to the basilica.
History of the Saint
History of the Site
Dagobert I (c. 603 – 639)
Abbot Suger (c. 1081 – 1155)
After the Revolution & Restoration
Architecture of Saint Denis
Who is Buried in the Saint Denis Crypt?
Models of Memory of Saint Denis
This is the front of the Saint Denis Basilica