| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

Tomb of Clovis I, St. Denis, Paris

TOMB OF CLOVIS I, ST. DENIS, PARIS:  The Abbey of St. Denis is about roughly four miles north of Paris.  St. Denis was the first bishop of Paris and martyred in 270.   In 630 King Dagobert founded an abbey for Benedictine monks and built a large basilica on the site. In 750, Charlemagne began construction of a new church which, according to popular belief, was constructed with the assistance of Jesus Christ.  In person.  Around 1140, Suger, the Abbott of St. Denis, commenced the building of the current structure, one of the earliest Gothic churches.  The remains of virtually all of France’s Kings and Queens now rest here.  Their locations in building are on this Map of St. Denis Tombs.  This photo is of the tomb of Clovis I, (466 – 511) first King of the Franks and a convert to Catholicism.   Also see my photo of the beautiful St. Denis Rose WindowShot handheld with a Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm at 55mm, 1/60 sec. f10, 3200 ISO.  Photo by John Ecker    |    pantheon photography

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