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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful church and is not to be missed. Just beware it is currently having some of the windows repaired including the rose window at the church entrance.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to visit on a sunny day, so the stained glass windows were so beautiful, the colours truly amazing.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Attended a one hour Vivaldi concert in the evening in the chapel. Listening to the music of the violins while letting my eyes wander and take in the beauty of the gothic architecture and stained glass was so transfixing. The lead violinist was also quite a showman and thoroughly entertaining. This will forever stand out as one of my beautiful... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Sainte-Chapelle is a beautiful small chapel, great for a more intimate concert or musical performance. Fascinating design of the world-famous stained glass windows but be warned, it is under renovation and only parts of it can be seen while others are still a little hard to see completely due to years of build-up of dirt. However, when it is finished,... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In spite of queues, in spite of the cost, you cannot miss it. Try to visit it during a sunny day, around midday, so that you can enjoy the full glory of the stained glass windows...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The level of detail and colour in the windows is incredible. The rest of the chapel is average to be honest. But the reason you go is for the windows. Some of them are being renovated so you won't see them all, but some have already been completed and you can really see the difference and it has made the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Don't be fooled by the cramped space on the first floor. There are stairs to the side for you to see the experience breathtaking beauty. The 2nd floor walls are covered with stained glass. This will take some time in observing each. Get ready to really crane your neck!

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Conway, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We have visited Sainte-Chapelle on previous trips to Paris and toured it again in March. The 13th century architecture and the stained glass are worthy of a visit, and if you have the Museum Pass (available for a fee) you can avoid the extremely long lines.

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Gengenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A very beautiful little chapel. I recommend to go there before 10 am, then you only have a very short waiting time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The stained glass windows are incredible and worth the price of admission. But please be aware that the site in undergoing renovation (covered on the outside with a GIANT ad) and that the renovations continue inside. Perhaps not the best time to visit unless this is your first and last trip to Paris. Close to Notre Dame, so an obvious... More

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