Burial place for the kings and queens of France, the abbey church (now cathedral) of Saint-Denis also became the cradle of the gothic style in the 12th century, soon to spread all over Europe. Since the desecration during the French Revolution, the 70 extant tombs no longer preserve the remains of the deceased but form an extraordinary museum of funeral monuments from the 12th-16th century.
Categories & Keywords
Category:Architecture and Structures
Keywords:France, French history, French monarchy, Paris, Saint-Denis, Suger, arches, cathedrals, churches, gothic architecture, gothic art, stained-glass windows