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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 #24 of 798 Attractions in Paris
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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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 November 21, 2014 NEW

A stained glass masterpiece you should put high on your must see list - particularly on a sunny day. Found the English story boards which explain the window story most helpful.

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Marin County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Okay, you have to check the box of seeing Notre Dame but DO NOT MISS seeing Sainte-Chapelle. See if you can do it on a sunny day (it makes the impact of the stained glass even more impressive and moving). And the Paris Museum Pass gets you in quickly. It is a must see from my persective.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

amazing venue for an amazing group of musicians. one of the highlights of our trip. if you see a concert advertised at Sainte Chapelle - go!

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Rocky Mount, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Standing inside Saint Louis’ cathedral, built to house the crown of thorns and a piece of the true cross, is a mesmerizing experience, no matter how often you do it. Only the Chartres Cathedral has more stained-glass, but the upper level of the smaller Sainte-Chapelle is all-glass and seems more overwhelming. An awesome sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Saints Chapelle was built to hold Christ's Crown of Thorns. The stained-glass windows tell different stories in the bible. The colors are vivid. This is a site not to be missed in Paris. Entry into the building is into a gift shop. Be sure and take the tiny, winding staircase to the second floor where you will stand in awe... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We didn't have this church on our itinerary but were so glad we stopped and went inside! The stained glass windows are amazing. There is some restoration going on but plenty to see. There does appear to be a line to get in but it moves very quickly, it just takes a while to get through the security to get... More

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Creuse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We ended our visit to Paris by attending a concert in this chapel. We were mesmerised by the musicians and the beauty of the chapel. Dheer bliss.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very small Chapel with major restoration work going on which spoils the entire visit. We forked out 17 Euro to spent 30 minutes looking at part of a chapel. Even when it is restored there isn't a lot to see for the fee and the wait - the website and reality are a long way apart. there... More

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Gruetli Laager, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Sainte Chapelle was under restoration, there was thick dust everywhere we felt it was not worth the wait in line to see.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As one of the reviewers here stated "Words have no meaning"--as this site is one of the most glorious in Paris. I have been coming to Paris for many years, first when I was just 20, and now that I am 65 and Paris is still my favorite city I have seen many areas and have reviewed them all with... More

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