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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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What's not to like! If church architecture is your thing you must pay a visit. We visited just before going to Notre Dame, equally stunning but the queues are a little smaller... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

What's not to like! If church architecture is your thing you must pay a visit. We visited just before going to Notre Dame, equally stunning but the queues are a little smaller (only went in because they have the only toilets we could find). When done visit the restaurant directly opposite (can't remember the name) on your way to Notre... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I read about other people having long waits. We went in the morning before it opened 20 min prior to opening- security was easy to get through and we flashed our museum pass to get in. An audio tour was 5 extra euros. It told the story in depth of each of the stain glassed windows which was maybe more... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Just around the corner from Notre Dame de Paris, Sainte-Chappelle is apparently no longer Paris's best-kept secret, given the line to get in, but it is worth the wait and not ridiculously expensive. The stained glass, notably the famous rose window, with its complex depiction of the Apocalypse, is perhaps the most stunning stained glass you will see anywhere. Mostly... More 

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Much smaller than Notre- Dame it's a beautiful church full of character and interesting things to read up about. The upstairs is mind blowing totally spectacular windows really an enjoyable experience

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you are going to visit Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, we recommend that you buy the dual ticket for $4 more and see the Conciergerie (Prison where 2,700+ prisoners were held before being executed, including Marie Antionette), which is next to Sainte-Chapelle. This ticket allows you access to Sainte-Chapelle without waiting in line (can be quite long). Even if you only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Be sure and not walk out before you see the fantastic upstairs of the church. A couple did that but I ran up to them and tould them the best is up the stairs. Try and go when sun is out as to light up the beautiful windows.

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My husband stood in line at 8:55am yesterday. It was a saturday. It opens at 9:30am. He was 5th in line. Bring your croissant and have breakfast in line. Well worth it. This church is a MUST DO!! Smaller than the Notredame but the stained glass windows are breathtaking

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I'm not a religious/ churchy person and really didn't want to go here, but it was one of the highlights of our trip. Stunning building. The wait to get in was a bit of a pain, but worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Waited a long time for entry, several pre booked tours went straight through, staff not terribly helpful, so be prepared to wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The stained glass windows are stunning in the upper cloister? we went to a violin concert- Vivaldi 4 Seasons at St. Chapelle and it was an amazing experience.

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Address: 6, Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 40 60 80
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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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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