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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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Magical, even mystical.

Sainte-Chapelle was truly magical. It's been a long time since I was blown away by a church that was not a massive cathedral, but this gorgeous place had everyone driven to... read more

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

Sainte-Chapelle was truly magical. It's been a long time since I was blown away by a church that was not a massive cathedral, but this gorgeous place had everyone driven to silence and wonder. Absolutely worth the walk, free with our Paris Pass, but we donated anyway for the upkeep of this beauty, as it is showing the signs of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The stained glass is truly exceptional. I could have spent a long time examining each window, but time did not permit. Simply lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The queues look a bit daunting when you arrive but it moved quickly and was well worth the half and hour wait. This amazing gem has the most beautiful architecture and stained glass windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This little church is an amazing gem, with hundreds of intricate stained-glass windows. Every surface is decorated in this church, including pristine carvings outside the doors, and animal tiles on the church floor. Unfortunately we had to stand in a long line out front to get in, but it was worth it. You will go through a security check at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit even if you aren't religious. The large stained-glass windows surround you and are artwork which tell stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite place in Paris; It was absolutely beautiful. We almost didn't go and when we did, we almost didn't go upstairs. The line was really long though, not as long as the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower, but it took longer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Sainte-Chapelle is a beautiful church with amazing 66 ft stained glass windows. There's more glass than stone in the walls, showing off Gothic architecture so well. It's amazing that the windows weren't lost in WWII. Many of them have been refurbished and (current to this writing) the latest stage of restoration is complete, revealing some real beauty. There's a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

LONG line to get through security. The guide books say that you can get you tickets at the Concierge first and then simply go to Sainte-Chapelle. Of course, you can buy your tickets at the Concierge for both sites, but you still have to go through security to enter Sainte-Chapelle. That lines is ling and slow - about an hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had not been here for 20yrs and it had just been renovated… I had truly forgotten how absolutely stunning the stained glass and the painted ceilings of stars on the blue background really were… There is a narrow winding staircase to get up to the main area and to exit so if you suffer from claustrophobia and it is crowded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Sainte-Chapelle is a stunning gothic church within easy walking distance of Notre Dame. The colors inside the chapel are amazing, and the stained glass is gorgeous. This interesting chapel was built for Louis IX, and it has an upper level (where he and his family worshipped) and a lower level, both attached to part of what was formerly the royal... More 

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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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