To Visit: Basilica of St Denis
The cathedral basilica Saint-Denis is a Gothic church, located 5km north of Paris in the department of Seine Saint-Denis in the Ile-de-France region. Founded as an abbey, it has the status of cathedral since 1966. The former royal abbey of Saint Denis is associated with the history of the world of the Franks. The abbey church was called “basilica” since the Merovingian period like many other churches. It stands on the site of a Gallo-Roman cemetery, burial place of St.