• The Last Days Of Louis XIV – October 23, 1715

    After laying-in-state for forty days, during which a constant stream of visitors roamed Saint-Denis, Louis XIV’s coffin is carried into the crypt. By tradition, the coffin of a deceased King is placed by the entrance of the crypt, until his successor’s demise, after which the King’s coffin is brought to its final resting place and the successor takes the spot…

  • The Plundering Of The Royal Tombs of Saint-Denis

    The Basilique royale de Saint-Denis has been the burial side of French Monarchs for centuries. Saint Denis, after which the Basilique was named, is the Parton Saint of Paris. You can find images of him carrying his head all over the city and France. Saint Denis, or Dionysius, is believed to have been the very first Bishop of Paris. He…

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