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Just outside the Paris city limits lies a completely overlooked hidden gem in Paris, the fantastic Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis. The church is the birthplace of Gothic architecture and the official burial place of the French monarchs. This Saint Denis guide tells you everything to see at the basilica and gives you must know tips for visiting.

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The Basilica of Saint-Denis is a large former medieval abbey church and present cathedral in the commune of Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris. The building is of singular importance historically and architecturally as its choir, completed in 1144, is widely considered the first structure to employ all of the elements of Gothic architecture.

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The cathedral of Saint Denis is mostly a house for French kings to rest in peace. Few people think of visiting this first example of gothic art built on the spot where King Dagobert was buried in 639, even though it is only a twenty minute metro ride from the Madeleine. In June, its sacred music festival is a must. ... Read More

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