Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Grand Paris : the Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis


Saint Denis is a city located just outside of Paris city limits in the north and it's where you can find the splendid Basilica Cathedral. This place was founded in the 7th century by king Dagobert and became the burial place for kings of France as you can see on the picture. It really is a very interesting place to visit that you can easily access with the subway and that unfortunately tourist often miss.

11 comments:

Barb said...

Wow,outstanding photo....Barb

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is very interested in church architecture and regrets that he missed St. Denis when he lived in Paris. This basilica is where the flying buttress was first used, thus this church is the prototype from which Nôtre-Dame de Paris, Chartres, and the other great gothic cathedrals sprang.

Hilda said...

It looks magnificent! Between its art and architecture, and its long and fantastic history, a visit to this cathedral sounds like something that I will enjoy tremendously.

Sharon said...

Your photo is beautiful. I've put this church on my list of musts for my next Paris visit.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Laurent.. definitely one for the to see list, I am not if my friends who live over there, have even been. I am always passing on new things to see!!

Meri said...

Lovely -- in my visits to Paris, I've never gotten to St. Denis but it's certainly an historical place.

Starman said...

Love the windows.

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

So very beautiful. Are those crypts/tombs in the forefront of the photo?

Polly said...

I love the layers and layers of information this photo provides - great depth of field, architectural detail and historical intrigue all captured in one frame! Great job, Laurent.

jennyfreckles said...

It looks so light and airy - and packed full of interest.

JM said...

Fantastic composition!