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.

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

Basilica of St Denis - the choir is considered to be the first medieval Gothic architecture ever built

Coeur de la Basilique de Saint-Senis - Basilica of St Denis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Basilique de St Denis, in a northern suburb of Paris, is a resting place of France's kings & queens

Resting place on my distant relatives. Basilique de St Denis, resting place of France's kings & queens. Louis XIII was buried there. Louis XIV was buried here

Basilica of St Denis, Paris, France, Tomb of Isabelle d'Aragon (wife of Philippe III) who died in Calabria in 1271.

Basilica of St Denis, Paris, France, Tomb of Isabelle d'Aragon (wife of Philippe III) who died in Calabria in

Memorial to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette by Edme Gaulle and Pierre Petitot, Basilica St. Denis, France - -These are not the tombs of the King and queen, who are buried elsewhere in the Basilica.

Memorial to King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, sculptures by Edme Gaulle and Pierre Petitot - St Denis Basilica in Paris

Grave Marker- Tomb monument of Louis XVI (1754 - 1793) king of France 1774 to 1792. Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis - Paris

Grave Marker- Tomb monument of Louis XVI - king of France 1774 to Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis - Paris

The glazed triforium of St Denis is a notable feature of Rayonnant Gothic

The glazed triforium of St Denis is a notable feature of Rayonnant Gothic

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