The Basilica of Saint-Denis is a large Catholic church located in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is considered to be the first example of Gothic architecture and is known for being the final resting place of many French kings and queens. The basilica was built in the 12th century and is dedicated to Saint-Denis, the patron saint of France. It features stained glass windows, intricate carvings, and a unique layout that includes a chevet, or apse, with radiating chapels. The basilica has undergone several renovations and restorations over the centuries, including a major restoration in the 19th century that helped to preserve its historical significance.
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