Paris 03

Paris Episode 03 Notre Dame and the Basilique St Denis

The two Paris cathedrals: Notre Dame and the less well-known, but equally glorious, Basilique St Denis

The fire which almost engulfed Notre Dame reminded Parisians and the world in general how precious the city’s cathedral is and this episode will explain why, touching both on significant historical events which have taken place there and on what to see when you visit. But before that, an introduction to Paris’ other, slightly older, cathedral, the Basilique St Denis. It’s less visited, being a little outside the very centre of the city, but it is a building of amazing peace and beauty in which almost every one of France’s kings and queens is buried.