Basilica of Saint-Denis

The basilica was built on the tomb of Saint Denis and was the burial place of the kings of France after Dagobert's death in 639. From 1135 and even before, Father Suger undertook the reconstruction of the Carolingian church. The harmonic facade, witness of the new Gothic period, was dedicated on June 9, 1140 and the chevet was consecrated in 1144. The whole thing was completed in the 13th century at the time of Saint-Louis.

About this building

Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Stained glass
  • Monuments
  • Interior features
  • Atmosphere / quiet space
  • Churchyard
  • Social heritage
  • Links to national heritage
  • Famous people or stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m

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Église Saint-Jacques-Saint-Christophe de la Villette

The Saint-Jacques-Saint-Christophe de la Villette church was built between 1841 and 1844 on top of an old 14th-century church. The considerable increase in population in the 19th century, following, in particular, the construction of the Ourcq canal, justified the construction of a new church and a royal order of 17 November 1837 authorised the commune to acquire land for this purpose. The architect of the church was Paul-Eugène Lequeux (1806-1873), architect of the neighbouring district of Saint-Denis and designer of several churches, including Notre-Dame-de-Clignancourt in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.