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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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Paris Walking Tour: Classic Paris
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Ranked #20 of 634 Attractions in Paris
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Owner description: The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Sainte-Chapelle was not on our list of "must sees" in Paris, but be sure to include it on yours. This is possibly the loveliest church in Paris with stained glass windows that soar to a star-covered vaulted roof. Be sure to walk the 30 or so steps to the upper chapel. As you emerge from the spiral staircase, the effect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

After 3 attempts in 3 trips to Paris, I was able to get in finally! There are always long queue outside and I thought that these are all going into Sainte- Chapelle, but it's not! The entrance is shared with people going into the Court of Justice and the queue is due to security checks. Tickets is sold outside at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Though somewhat lessened by the windows renovations, this jewel is still remarkable! Completed in 6 years to house Christian relics (that cost more than 3 times what this building cost), this building is a marvel. It should be on everyone's "Must See" list. And, its main relic, The Crown of Thorns, can been seen yet today the first Friday of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It´s amazing to just go in and look up to the fantastic stained glasses. The walls also tell bible stories and if you are familiar to the stories of the Bible, you will enjoy even more.

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

That's what I did upon entry - gasped. The stained glass is breathtaking. The workmanship is incredible. Worth the visit.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The colours of the stained glass are amazing, both in the 'servants' area below, and that of the nobility above. For craftsmen to be able to create such beauty with limited materials so long ago is to be much admired. The staircases up and down to the 1st floor are very narrow; be warned. I went on a rainy Sunday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

La Sainte Chapelle is often quite a wait, and even if most people go see Notre-Dame without even knowing about La Sainte Chapelle. But it is well worth the wating time. Going to Notre-Dame without a short walk in front to La Sainte Chapelle is missing the most beautiful stained glass you may ever experience. There is so much stain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

If you have time go to this Chapel. It was beautiful with much history. Download the Rick Steve's walking tour and let him give you an exciting history lesson!! Then sit and in the pew and reflect. Very spiritual and relaxing at the same time!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This place is not to be missed. Magnificent stained glass panels surround you as the light comes in. You need binoculars to see all the way to the top. Just exquisite.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The admission breaks for lunch at 1.00pm and resume at 2.3pom. So, you need to plan your time properly as the queue can get really long. The chapel is very small and is under refurbishment now. However, it is still one of the beautiful churches in Paris. Don't forget to climb the narrow stairs to the upper storey, the tinted... More 

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