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Sainte-Chapelle

Address: 6, Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France (Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis)
Phone Number: +33 1 53 40 60 80
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Ranked #15 of 1,105 things to do in Paris
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France...
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Entry to Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie next door are both free if you visit on the first Sunday of the month. Get here as early as you can, you will still have to queue for about 40 minutes due to the security. Sharp objects will be confiscated and you have to put all your metal objects including belts in airport... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very special stop. The stained glass is truly amazing. It is impossible to describe - you have to see if for yourself. Our wait was almost 1 hour. I hate lines, but this one was worth the wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I love cathedrals with their stained glass. I like to think back to when they were built and try to understand how they were first received before modern technologies made building this kind of thing "easy". We went on a over cast slightly rainy day which helped the line. Usually it was around the block but on this day it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This landmark has the most beautiful stained glass windows in the upper chapel that I have ever seen. Maybe it is just the effect of so many huge windows that basically form the walls of the nave. Stunning. I'm so glad I got to see this. The entry to this site is a little odd and frustrating due to security... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

When one thinks of how this magnificent workmanship must have been first viewed it is amazing. We are spoiled by the developments that followed. The problem at Sainte-Chapelle is that the windows are so far away that you can barely make out the pictures. There is a similar problem at the Chartres Cathedral, but the solution is almost perfect. The... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

What can one say about this truly magnificent building, the entrance area alone is worth the visit and then you get to move up the spiral stairs to the most breath-taking place I've ever seen. This was on my husband's 'bucket list' which was why we were there during a two day deluge, but...the sun came out for half an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This church, that is across from Notre Dame is an amazing gem not to be missed. At this time its going through a major restoration but you can still see the fascinating stained glass windows, this church is known for. The church is divided into two levels. The lower level is very intimate and hold the statue of Saint Louie.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

During this trip to Paris I went twice at Saint-Chapelle, the first time during the day, it´s the week-end of Patrimonie, and the visits were free. Saint-Chapelle is very very beautiful, and worth a visit, and I felt the same sensation of amazing and peace from the first time I visit this place many years ago. The second time during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Just beautiful beyond words. It is a sight to behold. The time and craftsmanship that went into the glory of Gods word expressed in stained glass is unparalleled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This medieval Gothic chapel was not on a list of sights that we were supposed to see with our travel agency. It is quite small so the waiting lines are usually quite long. However if one comes early in the morning (as we did) he might get lucky (as we were) and see the interior of the chapel in relative... More 

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