September 9, 1715
At first light, the funeral convoy is welcomed at the city gates by the Dionysian clergy.
After the customary prayers are said, Louis XIV’s body is taken into the Basilica of Saint Denis. It had been decorated in mourning and the upper choir was transformed into a lying-in-state chapel for the King’s coffin.
In the meanwhile, the King’s heart was brought to Saint-Louis des Jésuite, today known as Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis. A Church build on orders of Louis XIII at the Rue Saint-Antoine, Marais. Louis XIV’s heart was brought there to rest next to his fathers, in a shrine capped with silver and bronze angels holding a silver heart.
The King’s body will lay in state at Saint-Denis for the next forty days.