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The Basilica of Saint Denis is an abbey church and the royal necropolis of France. Commissioned by Abbott Suger in 1135, it was completed during the reign of Saint Louis in the 13th century. The first Gothic masterpiece, the Basilica houses over 70 recumbent statues (Dagobert I, Pepin the Younger, Francis I, to name a few) sculpted between the 12th and 16th centuries.

The themes of sculpture, architecture, stained glass, imagery and gardens in the Middle Ages are explored through different activities and help visitors understand the monument, above all as a work of art. 

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