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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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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Saint Chapelle is a little chapel full of interesting details that have withstood the test of time. Known for its stained glass rose window, it was unfortunate that it was under repair at the time of my visit. Details abound from floor to walls to ceilings...a treasure trove of inspiration for a designer like me. It was 5 years ago... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I don't think I've ever seen anything so exquisite, so detailed and rich in decoration and history! This little hidden gem will just blow you away by it's magnificence. So glad we knew to go looking for this, beautiful!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

LONG LINE! but worth it if you are interested in this kind of thing. Hire the audio guide to understand what you are looking at.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A very small one room Gothic chapel. It's all about the remarkable 13th c. stained glass. There are no large stone walls- - just narrow stone columns, which look more like framework to hold the huge glass windows. The earliest version of 'crystal cathedral.' The beautiful windows seem to tell the entire Bible, as you see stories in Genesis and... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Located in Ile de la Cité, take the métro Cité are enter the Ile de la Cité through Pont Neuf. It is a Gothic Chappel. The visit would hardly take an hour if there is no queue. You could also visit the Palais de Justice next to it. Just go for the sake of the Vitraux - fine stained glass.... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

To understand the history, beauty and cultural, religious reasons for stained glass, go to La Sainte-Chapelle. Please dress respectfully - too many tourists there are wearing inappropriate clothing for a religious establishment. The stained glass windows are incomparable - known throughout the world as the most perfect embodiment of Scripture rendered in glorious windows which will leave you breathless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were fortunate to attend two beautiful concerts here last May. It is such a fabulous venue to watch a concert....listening to classical music as you look at the glorious stained glass windows is an experience not to be missed. I recommend going to an early concert when the glass windows are most visible in the light... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Stunning church, still very spiritual despite the crowds. I found it very moving and very beautiful.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I cannot enjoy anything after standing in the rain for too long so though it is a magnificent building I would never do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The stained glass is a not miss. Quite remarkable to see in person and understand some of the history behind it. You will be surprised to find it tucked amongst so many buildings. You can rent the audio guides and they are well worth it and easy to use.

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