As I am in Paris today, my church is the Basilica of St Denis, actually located in St Denis (today a suburb of
Part of the reason for this might be the 45 min metro ride from the centre of Paris...but I can assure you its worth it.
Although most of the stained glass is 19th century it doesn't lessen the effect...
Although entry to the basilica is free you have to pay to visit the choir and crypt.
The crypt contains the original location of the tomb of Saint Denis- the patron saint of France.
Plus the 'The Bourbon Grave' which claims to contain the remains of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.
Some fine pillar detail from within the crypt.
It's within the choir that you find the tombs and effigies of many of the royal families of France for a period of around 1000 years, from
Clovis and Charlemagne to Henri II, Catherine
Medici, Louis XIV, as well as Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette...here are some examples.
Fascinating place...well worth a visit...thought they may have claimed to have recovered Joan's ashes (now that would have taken a bit of sorting out) but she doesn't get a look in!