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Sainte-Chapelle

Address: 6, Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
Phone Number: +33 1 53 40 60 80
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Ranked #18 of 629 Attractions in Paris
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

You have to pay to visit and i know they are doing renovations right now but it was expensive for what we got to see Go next door Notre Dame is amazing

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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The stained glass and history of the chapelle is breathtaking. You need to read about it before to get the most out of the visit

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

8,50€ to see only the chapel (for the consiergerie there is another entrance), after 45 minutes queue with no shelter for rain/sun wind cold/heat. Also, as of January 2015, the rosette of the chapel was still covered and undergoing restoration. Seen better, I suggests you to invest your time in other more interesting and impressive things like the Louvre or... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We sought out Sainte-Chapelle based on reviews from trip adviser. I have to admit that when we first walked in to the lower cathedral - I was a little disappointed - I thought that was the whole church. It made the moment even better when we emerged from the staircase into the upper cathedral and my jaw just dropped! I... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It's only small and doesn't take long to walk round but it's breathtakingly beautiful, well worth a visit and the 30 minute wait to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Built by SAINT LOUIS the king of FRANCE who fought in crusade,it is a masterpiece,a work of art,two level building.It costed two years of FRANCE budget,on that time.Worth to go there,worth to buy books and souvenirs there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

It is absolutely worth the wait, go on a sunny day, the stained glass is incredible, one of my favorite experiences in Paris!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We had to queue for about an hour to get into Sainte Chapelle but it is absolutely well worth the wait! This Royal Gothic Medieval Chapel is simply stunning! Much of the original 13th century glass and painted decoration is preserved and is a wonder to behold.The scale of the massive perpendicular windows is incredible and the colours beautiful. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing! Is necessary just 2 hours to visit this chapelle. The tour guide without reservation cost 15 EUR.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Not far from the "Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris", you'll find this most precious jewel of gothic architecture: "Sainte-Chapelle". Built between 1239 and 1248 by King Louis IX, it housed holy relics acquired and brought from Jerusalem. King Louis IX was later recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church: Saint Louis, King of France. Amazing legends of a magical... More 

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