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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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Ranked #17 of 733 attractions in Paris
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If this incident had occurred in the USA, or anywhere else, it would be an immense shame upon the site and could never be accepted. I am appalled that The Centre des Monuments Nationaux could tolerate such disgusting behavior toward visitors. On the afternoon of Thursday, 24 July 2014, my family and I paid a visit to Sainte Chapelle. We... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This magnificent gem is world famous - best enjoyed during a concert. Book in advance but be prepared to be dazzled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

perhaps the most outstanding stained glass in the world. Some renovation taking place to the windows at present, but 4 out of 16 at a time, so bearable. Go early to avoid the crowds which had built up greatly with long queues around id-day.

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st. john, usvi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you can only do one thing in Paris....this is it....and to get the full impact of this tiny masterpiece of stained glass...attend the concert given in the evenings....the combination of the visual and the music in incredible....

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Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is another of those medieval masterpieces that needs to be seen to be believed. But maybe not right now. An entire section of the chapel, including the famous rose window, is covered by scaffolding, and the sounds of the restorers echo through the entire structure. So I might check ahead of my visit and see it another time.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Sainte-Chapelle is just stunning. The stained glass is like nothing I had ever seen before. How wonderful it was to see how they are restoring some of the stained glass....bit by bit. Put this on your list for sure!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Didn't like the long line and 8.5 euro fee (to cover renovation cost), but it's worth it. When you walk in you go 'Huh' until you discover the little stone staircase at the back and wind up to the upper level and go.....well, do it yourself and see. The windows are mind-blowingly impressive. Unfortunately, rose window at back is covered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Of all of the sights we saw in our 4 days in Paris, this was perhaps the most amazing. And it was raining so you don't need it to be a sunny day. This stained glass must be seen to be believed. And loved having a museum pass so we could walk right in, by the long line of people... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Sainte Chapelle wouldn't be on my "must do" list, but it is nonetheless a beautifully-designed chapel and can be seen in its entirety in less than an hour. If you aren't so into architecture or stained glass windows, perhaps it is better to make sure you see Notre Dame and save this for another time. That said, if you have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I hope not to offend with this review. I still gave this iconic chapel 4 stars. There was quite a long line to get in and there is no shortcut for the Paris Pass. There is a lot of construction in and around the facility. Nevertheless I felt I needed to see the Sainte-Chapelle interior. I did. I was surprised... More

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