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Address: 6, Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 40 60 80
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The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and...

The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and features a truly exceptional collection of stained-glass windows. It was built in the mid 13th century by Louis IX, at the heart of the royal residence, the Palais de la Cité. It was built to house the relics of the Passion of Christ. Adorned with a unique collection of fifteen glass panels and a large rose window forming a veritable wall of light,the Sainte-Chapelle is a gem of French Gothic architecture. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open:> 1st March to 31st October: Monday to Friday: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.45 a.m. and to 2.15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st November to 29th February: Monday to Friday: from 9 a.m. to 12.45 a.m. and to 2.15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. The best time to visit is in the morning from Tuesday to Friday. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December and in case of negative temperatures.

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Concert at Sainte-Chapelle

We had the good luck of attending a wonderful violin concert at Sainte-Chapelle. It was great. Discovered this possibility on the Internet.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the good luck of attending a wonderful violin concert at Sainte-Chapelle. It was great. Discovered this possibility on the Internet.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

when you enter the first floor it may seems so small but when you walk up to the main hall, it's breathtaking scene, the stained glass is more than 'beautiful' can describe. I went there in the morning of weekday and there's no queue. this chapel also included in museum pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

OMG, the stain glass windows here are well worth queuing to see. Detailed scenes of the Bible depicted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely breathtaking stained glass windows, but not sure about the waiting in line. I'm sure the windows could be seen better in a video. Not for the weak or with disabilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like Notre Dame then you should definitely visit this small church. It is close back and you won't regret your visit!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited years ago and had been unable to return till 2016. This turned out to be good because all the stained glass was cleaned and repaired last year. Even on a grey winter Parisian day, the glass in the Windows positively glowed. I have visited many churches over the intervening years but none are anything like this. It must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pictures do not do it justice. The windows are so very beautiful. If you are under 25 and from the EU, entry is free, so please make the most of it and visit! You won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simply breathtakingly beautiful stained glass windows. Find a seat and drink in the kaleidoscope of colors. Stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to Sainte-Chapelle is a MUST! The stained glass in this church will literally take your breath away. You enter the main part of the chapel through a spiral staircase and as soon as you turn the corner and see this room...WOW! It is exquisite. So colorful and detailed.It's the most extensive 13th stained glass collection in the world... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small Chapell is situated inside an administrative building of Paris just on the bank of Seine (erstwhile palace). The uniqueness of this chapel is its beautiful and marvelous frescos which are more than 40 in numbers. You may well spend a couple of hours enjoying these beautiful frescos.

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Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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