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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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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
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... more » 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. « less
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Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We bought a four day museum pass so we should not have had to stand in line but turns out we did. For about an hour but it was really worth it. It was being restored but it is still magnificent. I would suggest that you do it like this Notre Dame in the morning and the Sainte-Chappelle in afternoon... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Didn't get to see the famous rose window as it is still under wraps. Next time will try to attend a concert here.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It is located on the Seine on the island of lle de la Cite where you'll also find Notre Dame. If your visiting Notre Dame you have should make the effort to visit Sainte-Chapelle. Not quite the big crowds that you get at Notre Dame. You will have to go though security as it is located in the same complex... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Kaleidoscopic church windows in one of Paris's few surviving Medieval buildings. Has to be seen to be believed. It blew me away with its beauty. Enormous, enormous stained glass windows that showered the place in pink, violet and purple light.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We didn't find Saint Chappelle to be all that spectacular. At the time of our visit there was a lot of restoration work going on. As a result, large areas of the church were blocked off, and of course the windows were covered.

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

When I first entered this 13th century Gothic chapel, I was a bit confused. I was certain I have misread the information regarding it...then I went up stairs...WOW! it is beautiful beyond words.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful stained glass cathedral. If you have trouble with mobility, be aware there are steep circular stairs at one point winding through to the second floor. The cathedral was stunning, so much so that it took my breath away. Get a museum pass for two days, four days or six, depending on how long you stay in Paris.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Stunning stained glass on the second floor make this a must-see for anyone in Paris. A short walk from Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle will take your breath away.

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I attended a Vivaldi concert at Sainte-Chapelle in early September. It was by far the highlight our our 2 week vacation. When the musicians started playing their beautiful instruments, we both got teary-eyed. To listen to such amazing talent while looking up at the magnificent stained glass windows is something I will never forget. The chapel is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I have been here many time and always stand in awe at the beauty of the stained glass windows. Take the time to stand amongst the tourists and take in each panel of artwork. They are renovating at the moment but it doesn't detract from the panels that have been cleaned. A big hint: buy skip the line tickets and... More

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