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.

Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis, Paris, France: The Gothic-style abbey in Saint-Denis is the resting place for all but three of France's kings.

Basilica of St. Denis in Paris, France.  This church is said to be one of the first Gothic churches.  The architectural elements are pointed arches, high windows, and a prominent rose window.

Coeur de la Basilique de Saint-Senis - Basilica of St Denis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis, Saint-Denis, Paris: "notable for its Gothic architecture and for being the burial site of French monarchs, all but three of the monarchs of France from the century until 1789 have their remains here.

Basilica of St Denis - Burial site Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI

Memorial to King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, sculptures by Edme Gaulle and Pierre Petitot - St Denis Basilica in Paris

Basilica of St Denis, Paris, France - beautiful stain glass of Paris!

Basilica of St Denis, Paris, France - the axial chapel (behind the main altar) dedicated to the Virgin.

The glazed triforium of St Denis is a notable feature of Rayonnant Gothic

The glazed triforium of St Denis is a notable feature of Rayonnant Gothic

Basilica of St Denis

A list of the most impressive Gothic buildings, what makes them so special in architectural and artistic viewpoint and their main attractions for travelers and pilgrims.

Cathédrale royale de Saint-Denis

Choir of the Basilica of St. Denis, outside Paris. This is the portion of the building constructed by Abbott Suger, and is the first “gothic” style church.

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