Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

St-Denis Basilica - Paris, is notable for its Gothic architecture and for being the burial site of French monarchs, which makes it comparable to Westminster Abbey in England.The Abbey of Saint Denis was the burial site of the kings of France for centuries and has thus been referred to as the "royal necropolis of France." All but three of the monarchs of France from the 10th century until 1789 have their remains here. The abbey church contains some fine examples of cadaver tombs.


The Gothic design is a skeleton of stone with glass walls. St. Denis is widely considered the first "Gothic" cathedral, but they only got bigger and better from here.


Memorial to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette by Edme Gaulle and Pierre Petitot, Basilica St. Denis, France - -These are not the tombs of the King and queen, who are buried elsewhere in the Basilica.