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The Cathedral-cum-basilica of Saint-Denis

Saint-Denis's massive medieval basilica is regarded as the first monumental masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The building, part of a major former monastery, now sits in the heart of a very lively, very ethnically diverse town.

The Cathedral-cum-basilica of Saint-DenisThe basilica at Saint-Denis served as the burial place of French monarchs from the 7th century on. It still houses an impressive series of elaborate tombs made for France's kings and queens, part of the basilica's exceptional museum.