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“A must-see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sainte-Chapelle

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
Ranked #20 of 635 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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“A must-see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Amazing stained glass windows...a must-see! I thought there wouldn't be a fee, but its worth paying for it!

Visited February 2013
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“The JEWEL of Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This "small" chapel is defined by the glorious stained glass. The building is a beautiful gothic structure which houses magnificent stained glass "walls" - NOT TO BE MISSED. Stunning. 10 minutes walk from Notre Dame and often overlooked which is unfortunate as it has some of the most beautiful stained glass on the planet.

Visited July 2012
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“The stained glass is absolutely wondereful. The painted walls and columns so unique.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The only negative was the lineup to get in and the crowds inside; however the experience was well worth the wait and the crowds. I enjoyed that I could spend as much time as I liked examining some small detail and not being hurried along. Great visit.

Visited September 2012
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“Glorious and stunning mediaeval gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This was the highlight of my recent trip to Paris. Saint Chapelle is a stunning Gothic masterpiece of architecture and stained glass. The effect on your senses as you climb the stair from the lower chapel is just breathtaking

Visited January 2013
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“An Evening Quartet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Went with a friend to hear a classical quartet at Sainte-Chapelle during the 2012 holiday season. Seeing Sainte-Chapelle as a day tourist is one thing; attending a sacred music performance takes the experience, with the wondrous beauty of the cathedral employed to it's original intent, to a higher level.

Visited December 2012
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