Basilica in St-Denis

Basilique de St-Denis

Once one of France's most sacred sites, this basilica was built atop the tomb of St Denis, the 3rd-century martyr and alleged first bishop of Paris who was beheaded by Roman priests. By the 6th century it had become…
Art Museum in St-Denis

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire

To the southwest of Basilica de St-Denis is the Museum of Art and History, housed in a restored Carmelite convent founded in 1625 and later presided over by Louise de France, the youngest daughter of Louis XV. Displ…