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Address: 6, Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 40 60 80
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France...

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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A must visit in my book. The cathedral is magnificent with a surround of stained glass that it unparalleled. If you are able, try to attend one of the chamber concerts that are... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A must visit in my book. The cathedral is magnificent with a surround of stained glass that it unparalleled. If you are able, try to attend one of the chamber concerts that are held here. We saw Vivaldi's 4 seasons performed and it was simply on e of the most beautiful experiences we have ever had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church itself is not that interesting but the windows with stories from the bible are huge and beautiful. There might be a lot of people inside so be there early to avoid the peak hours. Inside there are some information about all the different windows that you can borrow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fact that this structure has stood since the mid-13th century brings a sense of awe, regardless that it is a church. We went to see the stained glass and were not disappointed. It's mesmerizing. The detail of each piece of glass is gorgeous and each tell a story corresponding to the bible. Really beautiful. Not a fan of the... More 

Thank cadehoops
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Huge and artistic murals.... A place very close to Notre Dame... So can be covered along with Notre Dame on the same day.... The tickets are a bit costly... But worth it....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This gem, hidden in the Justice Palace, is surely one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen in my life. It's an ethereal atmosphere that I'll never forget. There's a line at the door, and airport-like security, and then you can buy your tickets, but it's really fast. Once inside, look the first floor and take a deep breath... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an amazing church to see for us. We have retraced the steps of both Da Vinci code movies and this was exactly as we saw it in the movei

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While Sainte Chapelle is worth the trip, it is after all, just another church. After you have seen many churches they start to look the same. It is beautiful inside, but not as dramatic has Notre Dame. Your museum pass will get you in quicker than waiting to buy tickets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

€26 for my wife and I to enter this attraction next door to the free Notre dame cathedral. On reflection I'd have given ts one a miss and gone to the justice building for free, walked around saint German a little longer and enjoyed another course for lunch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Paris at the time of the terrorist attack. Everything was closed for 3 days, but luckily when we went to St. Chapelle it was open. There was a line when it opened, but when we returned an hour later there was no line and we used our Paris Museum pass to get in. Interesting first floor with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a sight to be seen! I have never seen such a beautiful church, as you walk through you see even more beautiful sights. Glorious

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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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