St. Denis (Paris, France) Reviews
Newest Review: ... be buried there was Clovis I in 511. Between the 10th century and the 19th century, only three kings of France were not buried in the church. During the French Revolution the tombs were opened and the bodies were flung into a nearby pit. The tombs themselves were only saved because they were claimed by a museum. When the monarchy made its brief return, the bodies of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were found and added to the abbey. Altogether there are 42 kings, 32 queens and 63 other royal burials in the abbey. The tombs were restored to the abbey after the Revolution. ACCESS: The Abbey is not in the heart of Paris. It is located... more
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by - written on 15/03/06 (Very useful, 102 readings)
St. Denis is amazing, especially if you have ever had an interest in French history, or even history in general. I went there a little while back and the first 20 minutes of my holiday video were of the inside of this place. HISTORY: St. Denis himself was the first bishop of Paris. He became closely linked with the monarchy. The Abbey was founded here in the 7th century, over the place where the saint was buried. The Abbey we see today was built between 1137 and 1281 and was begun by Abbot Suger. The church is well known as a royal burial church. The first king to be buried there was Clovis I in 511. Between the 10th century and the 19th ... Read the complete review
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