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Saint Denis :: Paris 2013

Saint Denis

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

Current Use



This is the front of the Saint Denis Basilica

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