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Monday, March 30, 2015

France 2015 Stamp Issue
Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis










:: FRANCE
 :: THEME: 
Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis  
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 2.01 €
   :: ISSUE DATE: 16 March 2015
    :: ARTWORK: Claude Andréotto

     
     
    
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis, designed by Abbot Suger in the twelfth century and completed in the thirteenth century and restored by Viollet-Leduc in the nineteenth century, Is both parish church, episcopal seat and a major cultural center. 


It is the first monumental masterpiece of Gothic architecture, with its stained glass windows of the twelfth and nineteenth centuries, his royal necropolis and its unique collection of over 70 effigies and sculpted tombs. It is the burial place of the kings of France since the Robertians and direct Capetians, and several Merovingian and Carolingian kings chose to rest there before them. 







Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis


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ISSUE DATE: 16 March 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 2.01 € (0,76 € + 1,25 €)
CIRCULATION: 825 000
STAMP DESIGN: creation and burning Andréotto C., of AD. Photos 
Window of the Tree of Jesse: © Jean Sheet 
Centre for National Monuments 
Basilique Saint-Denis: © Jean-Claude N'Diay COLLECTION
POSTMARK DESIGN: Claude Perchat
SIZE: block: 143 x 105
40.85 mm x 40.85 mm
40.85 mm x 30 mm
SHEET: -
PERFORATIONS: -
PAPER: FSC Mixed Paper mini 70%
PRINTING PROCESS: Etching
phil@poste PRODUCT No.: 1115093