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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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Ranked #12 of 691 attractions in Paris
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

On your trip to Paris, Notre Dame is always on the "to do" list.....but only a few blocks away is Sainte-Chapelle cathedral. Definitely add this to your list of places to see. Notre Dame is indeed grand, but the stained glass at Sainte-Chapelle is absolutely breathtaking. Ordinary on the outside, the chapel will astound you with the intricate panels of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The stain glass is so vibrant and beautiful. This was one of my favorite places we visited and should not be missed. The stain glass panels encircling the chapel tell the entire story of the Bible. It was truly amazing when the sun shined through!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The stained glass interiors are very impressive and magnificent but as soon as you reach the floor of the chapel you are greeted with a obnoxiously large scaffolding and construction noise. The most iconic piece of glass art in the city is completely covered. We waited in the security line for thirty minutes and paid almost twenty euros to look... More

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

When visiting must see sites in Paris, Notre Dame is normally the top of everyone's list (as it should be). But within a ten minute walk is the jewel of Sainte-Chapelle with its beautiful stained glass windows. The church is rather pedestrian on the outside because it lacks the ornate sculpture and architectural beauty of Notre Dame Cathedral. But step... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Sainte Chapelle is one of Paris oldest and most significant monuments. Built by Louis IX, it was meant to house relics he had acquired during the crusades. The most striking feature of the Gothic chapel is the stained glass above the actual place of worship, well worth braving the long queues here.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Fabulous place, well worth a visit but might be worth waiting until they have finished the restoration work as much of the upper chapel was hidden. Good idea - they had cards to walk around with in different langauges.

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Blayney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited Saint Chapelle near opening time on a Saturday morning. I had read that there can be queues here but we got in pretty quickly. The floor to ceiling stained glass windows are quite spectacular. Half the room was blocked off for renovations but there was still enough for us to see. We did not need to spend too... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful buildings I've seen. The stained glass windows are incredible however four star because due to renovations you can only see half the room... and I wanted to see the rose window yet it was all covered. I would've been ok with that if they charged a discounted fee since you don't get to see it... More

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pershore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is a spectacular building but it was marred by the work going one which meant only part of the windows could be seen - also quite expensive and had to go through airport like security. Only one main room with lower room below. Our expectations were not matched by the reality.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Stunning stained glass windows, the colours were spectacular. Some on-going renovation work means that a couple of windows were cordoned off, still worth a visit but I would like to go back from 2015 when it will be all done.

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