The Shocking History of Saint Denis Basilica, Episode 381
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The Shocking History of Saint Denis Basilica, Episode 381

In this episode of the podcast, Elyse Rivin takes us on a visit to the Saint Denis Basilica.

  • We'll hear about Abbé Suger who wrote about how light and color brings you to a sense of eternity and of heaven.
  • We'll also hear about the shocking things Revolutionaries did to Saint Denis and to most of the bodies who were buried there.
  • How Napoleon Bonaparte rebuilt Saint Denis.
  • The restoration work by Violet le Duc.
  • Why Annie and Elyse don't understand the vindictiveness of the French Revolution

Links mentioned in the Saint Denis episode

Montjoire Saint Denis from Les Visiteurs

Le Bon Roi Dagobert

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