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Address: 6, Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 40 60 80
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Description: 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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Sainte-Chapelle was wonderful. It has the most gorgeous stained glass windows I have ever seen. It's a very small church and you can't see much from the outside, but it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Sainte-Chapelle was wonderful. It has the most gorgeous stained glass windows I have ever seen. It's a very small church and you can't see much from the outside, but it is definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We were not familiar with this site and were so glad that we took the time to see it--the stained glass windows are like no other.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This little chapel surely hosts the most beautiful stained glass in the world. There are few places that literally take my breath away but this one certainly does. Definitely worth the queue which is always quite a wait. Photos really cant capture just how exquisite it is. It must be experienced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Free with the Paris City Pass and you can skip the line once you get past security. We went into the first level and thought okay the stain glass is nice but average with other churches...... then we went upstairs..... beautiful. It was so amazing and hard to believe that most of the windows are original. This is a must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

the second floor is absolutely gorgeous but is exquisite when the sun is out. We went there when it was cloudy and raining but you could see how beautiful it would be when it was sunny

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Sainte-Chapelle, tucked away behind the Conciergerie, is a miracle in that it escaped the depradations of the French Revolution. Built by King/Saint Louis IX to house the Crown of Thorns (or what was left of it when he bought it from a Byzantine emperor), it is the closest thing to what Gothic cathedrals actually looked like when they were new:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Magnificent chapel. Be sure to go upstairs to see the stained glass windows. No need to spend a lot of time to get a full appreciation of the place. On the Museum Pass.

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Glen Ellyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This site is not to be missed. The stained glass windows are beautiful. Go early or use a Museum Pass to miss the lines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited Paris during college. Sainte- Chapelle was my favorite thing to see. Most beautiful how the sunlight enters through the beautiful windows! Cannot wait to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Just do not miss this fantastic place. The 12th Century windows are a marvel. You are whisked back in time to a completely different way of life.

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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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