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Sainte-Chapelle

6, boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
01 53 40 60 80
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful we took the first tour around 7am but it was worth it hardly any body there , when we got out at 11 there was a line half way around the building.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

An utter disappointment is how I can best describe this evenng's performance at the beautiful La Sainte Chapelle in the grounds of the Palace of Justice. We had previously attended a similar recital two years ago when the musicianship was of a high quality, the commitment to performance clearly outweighed any tendency to showmanship, and the players demonstrated an appreciation... More

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Frankston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Sainte Chapelle is beautiful in the late afternoon sun. The windows, floor to ceiling, look like sapphires. There are concerts several times a week. I have heard classical quartets, guitarist, and last time a violin and harp. The acoustics are unbelievable so you don't have to pay for a front row seat, the medium or even the least expensive section... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Went here as the line for Notre Dame was too long. Loved the sunlight coming through the stained glass, and how we were allowed to take photos.

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Ooooohhhhh! AAAaaaahhhh! Colooooors! Shiiiiny! Most churches in Europe are free, but this one costs €8,50 and you don't need more than 30 minutes here. But luckily the Paris Museum Pass covers this, and also lets you cut to the front of the line.

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One of the must sees in Paris this historic church is lovely and visiting at Sunday Mass was wonderful.

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Pleasanton, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Currently, the Chapel is undergoing a restoration and the "rose" window is being worked on. Nevertheless, the other windows are just as amazing. Worth the visit. To understand the painstaking work that was done to produce such beauty is mind boggling. You will not be dissapointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The church is under reconstruction and access is limited. There was a long queue to go through a security scanner and another queue to enter the chapel. What was available to see was beautiful but the entry fee seemed excessive.

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Seattle WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing, a must see when in Paris. Romantic, historical and so beautiful. One of the cities most amazing sites.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Often referred to as the most breath-taking church in Paris, our experience at Sainte-Chapelle was quite disappointing. Due to the current restoration project, half of the church windows are covered with a tarp, including the most famous window, the Rose Window. We paid the rather steep €8.50 entrance fee to see only half of the windows and leave disappointed. The... More

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