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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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Paris Walking Tour: Classic Paris
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Ranked #20 of 636 Attractions in Paris
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Didn't think much of the place when I heard about it, having not read up on it, but boy was I wrong it quickly became my favourite church we insisted in pairs, so small yet intricate with a beautiful upstairs of stained glass and art adorned walls

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

My son and I decided to snatch a glance at Ste.-Chappelle on our way to the Louvre one Sunday morning - and what good fortune that we did so. I was enchanted by the lower level, particularly for its architecture, its proportions, its intricate carvings, its arched ceiling,and was satisfied (though mystified because the windows weren't that impressive). Only then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Sainte Chapelle was built in the 1200s and has the most beautiful stained glass windows of all times. The windows depict the books of the bible. The chapel is small and there are excellent guides in all languages that explain all of the windows. The windows are being restored currently and will be completed in early 2015.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate enough to see a Christmas concert. The music was outstanding & the venue was equally captivating. The most amazing stained glass windows and a real gothic genre to it. Nearest Metro is Cite and it is just a few minutes walk away. You can also take in Notre Dame very easily at the same time. The Sainte... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Sainte Chapelle is breathtakingly beautiful. Very close to Notre Dame/ When you go int5o the ground floor - you wonder why youve queued and paid to get in. Very drab. But go up the spiral staitcase to the most stunning sight. Huge stained glass windows almost 360 degrees around you. The difference make your jaw drop. And do but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Though the entrance line is long, viewing the amazing stain glass is worth the wait. The glass on the lower level is lovely, but the intricate and colorful panels on the upper level are absolutely breath taking. While here, note the posted evening concert schedule. Attending a concert in the evening gives one another perspective of the interior of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Sainte-Chapelle was the first thing we visited and it was amazing. The stain glass has been going through a restoration process and it was beautiful. If you have an opportunity to go, go. It was one of my favorite things that we saw.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The line was long and the place wasn't that big and we got through it fairly quickly. The stained glass was truly amazing. Never seen anything like it. It was worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I think this was one of my favorite places in Paris. From the outside, it doesn't look like much and is surrounded by the Court of Justice so it's hard to get a good exterior view. The lower chapel is a bit dark, but has some very interesting arches in the altar area. You then head up a short set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Lines seem intimidating but it really doesn't take that long. Its pretty amazing to see 12th century art on the walls - at least to an American, where "old" is maybe 200 years! Beautiful, and don't miss going up to the 2nd floor.

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