October 23rd, 2013


St Denis - Sept 26

On the morning of our last full day we went the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis in a northern section of Paris. It is the burial site for almost all the French Kings from the 10th to 18th century. Scaffolding covered part of the front, but everything else was unobstructed. It was completed in 1144 and some consider it to be the first medieval Gothic building built. It was the site of a Roman cemetery and there were several structures there before this one was built. Like most of these churches there is a whole history book associated with this place.

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