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 near Paris.  Resting place of Louis IX (St. Louis), Henry IV, Louis XIV, Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette and many more.

Learn more about gothic architecture: the abbey church of saint denis in the Boundless open textbook. The Abbey Church of Saint Denis is known as the first Gothic structure and was developed in the century by Abbot Suger.

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.

St-Denis Basilica, Paris - burial site of monarchs; abbey founded in century; current structure begun in century

ST. DENIS ROYAL TOMBS - list of kings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_St_Denis

ST. DENIS ROYAL TOMBS - list of kings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_St_Denis

Tombs of Henry II of France and his wife Catherine de' Medici in Basilica of St Denis, Paris.

Original - Tombs of Henry II of France and his wife Catherine de' Medici in Basilica of St Denis, Paris

Basilica of St Denis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Denis - nave, an early example of the “Rayonnant” style of gothic architecture.

Memorial to King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, sculptures by Edme Gaulle and Pierre Petitot.  The bodies of the beheaded King Louis XVI, his wife Marie Antoinette of Austria, and his sister Madame Élisabeth were not initially buried in Saint-Denis, but rather in the churchyard of the Madeleine, where they were covered with quicklime. The body of the Dauphin, who died of an illness, was buried in an unmarked grave in a Parisian churchyard near the Temple.

Funerary monument to King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette - Cathédrale Royale de Saint-Denis. Saint-Denis, France - sculptures by Edme Gaulle and Pierre Petitot, 1830

Tomb monument of  Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793) Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis,  Paris

Grave Marker- Tomb Monument of Marie Antoinette - Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis, Paris

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