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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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beautiful stained glass...long queue but well worth the wait. You walk in and it does not seem to be that much but wow when you go upstairs

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

beautiful stained glass...long queue but well worth the wait. You walk in and it does not seem to be that much but wow when you go upstairs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The stained glass windows are as fantastic as others have said. Shame we had to queue for over an hour in torrential rain to see them. Surely given the space inside the main entrance there could be a better and covered queuing area? Anyhow, once in it's all forgotten, though to get to upper floor you go up 30 stairs... More 

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Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this chapel with its stained-glass windows from 800 years ago. Utterly amazing place to visit. A must see!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When I visited in the Summer of 2012 there was so much construction going on that it was not really worth the price of admission. That's not to say that the glass is not exquisite, because it is very lovely. It's just that the space is so small that it reminded me of my first visit to the Mona Lisa…and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We tend to forget that all of these churches were painted when first built so to see these vaults and cross vaults done in royal blue with gold leaf accents impresses on the visitor the emotional impact on entrance for worshipers in those long ago days. The upper church of La Chapelle is almost entirely glass--one wonders how the church... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had to queue a lot twice: to access the enclosure (security control) and to buy tickets but it was so worth when going upstairs and discovering those paintings on the glass. It is amazing, I have never seen something similar. The worst part is that, in my opinion, it is too expensive: 8.5€ for a very short visit. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Such a beauty! Well worth the line and security check! I am 70 years old and so glad I climbed the stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This will not take a chunk of time out of your day and is well worth the visit. It looks unassuming on the outside and you must climb a claustrophobic set of spiral stairs but when you get to the top....Wow!! You will be bathed in beautiful light.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Now that all the windows have been laser cleaned, what used to be simply gorgeous is now eye popping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Sainte Chapelle is perhaps the most beautiful chapel/ place of worship-in the whole World. There seem to be no walls - just beautiful windows everywhere, and the Oriel window occupies almost all of the west wall!!

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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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