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“A fabulous gem” 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 636 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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A fabulous gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Well worth buying the double ticket for Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful even on a wet day in February.

Visited February 2013
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“A gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

One of the oldest remains on the Île de la Cité. Renovation is going on, but this should also be on your short list.

Visited February 2013
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“Best day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We visited the church briefly but the best part of our Paris stay was the concert on the steps and the performances of the street artists on the walk through the town.

Visited July 2012
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“Mesmerizing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Sainte-Chapelle is a very small chapel and the lines are usually pretty long to get in. You also have to pass through a security check before you get to the ticket office, But once you do get inside.. wow! The colorful stained glass windows are absolutely breathtaking. The entrance fee is 8,50 euros, a bit steep, but definitely worth it. One of my favorite buildings in Paris!

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful Stained Glass”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Does not take much time to see this site, but the beautiful stained glass windows are worth the visit.

Visited May 2012
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