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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 750 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Make sure when you are in Paris to visit. These are the most magnificent stained glass windows I have seen. I highly recommend. When I first entered, I was not impressed, but when I walked upstairs, it was amazing. Definitely make sure you visit!

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panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

you have to visit this place. it's beautiful and it's a great testimony of architecture. it's better to visit when it's sunny outside because there are many glass Windows. Many details to see on the Windows.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a stop if you are near Notre Dame. We visited it the same day as we walked around Il de l'Cite.

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Longmont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I didn't understand why my friend wanted to go to this chapel. I definitely found out the second we walked in. While it is currently undergoing restoration in parts the windows are spectacular. You also are much closer to them so you can see the intricate detail involved in each. Go early or late, unfortunately you can't jump line with... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Some go for the religious experience, I went for the beauty. The immense stained-glass windows radiate with various colors as the sun shines through them - well, yes, of course - these are stained-glass windows, after all. But these are huge!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Hard to imagine a flute, violin and harpsichord trio sounding more beautiful than it does in the light of the sun setting through the stained glass windows of the chapel. Get tickets early, and please provide all listeners with a program for your memorable music.

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went to this chapel one evening in June to see a string quartet perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons. What a beautiful chapel and what a beautiful performance. We were treated to 90 minutes of outstanding music performed in a gorgeous setting. I forget how much the tickets were, however they weren't expensive,

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Penngrove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

(Note: the chapel is under renovation and the rose window is not visible.) We saw several churches and cathedrals on our recent visit to Europe. Sainte-Chappelle is, by far, the most beautiful. Even under renovation, it's worth an hour's wait in line. The windows are ethereal, the interior painting and decor exquisite and medieval. This isn't the grandest or largest... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A remarkable way to tell biblical history - through stained glass! Although the stained glass is a must-see attraction, unless you arrive before the church opens, you should expect extremely long - and slow moving - queues due to the church's proximity to Paris' Hall of Justice (Palais de Justice). Pros: you'll see the most remarkable depiction of biblical history... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A unique gothic structure in that it has exquisite wallpaper and gold ornamentation. Unlike other gothic structures which feel heavy and oppressing, this chapel is lightened by its vast amount of stained glass. There are long queues but they move fairly quickly.

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