The western facade of the Basilica has two towers decorated with a portal sculpture and a tall window “Stained Glass Rose of Saint Denis.” This type of facade has become an excellent model for the construction of other churches and cathedrals in the Gothic style. The tall choir filled with sunlight made a stunning impression on the bishops of those times. As a result, the next few centuries were completely devoted to the construction of magnificent Gothic cathedrals in France. Among them there are such cathedrals as Notre Dame de Paris, Notre Dame not Chartres and others.
Until now, the abbey of Saint-Denis has preserved 37 stained-glass windows of the 13th century. From the same time, the tomb of King Dagobert I was preserved. The abbey gained its modern appearance thanks to the architect Ezheon Viola, who carried out restoration work of the temple and tombs from 1846 to 1869 after revolutionary events.