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Sainte-Chapelle

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Address: 8 Boulevard du Palais,, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 53 40 60 80
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and...

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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Saint Chapelle is such a beautiful place and one for a little rest and contemplation if that suits or a few pics and then onto the next attraction if that is tour preferred style.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saint Chapelle is such a beautiful place and one for a little rest and contemplation if that suits or a few pics and then onto the next attraction if that is tour preferred style.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this to be the most stunningly beautiful church we saw in Paris. I'm so glad we saw it because we almost didn't go. There wasn't too long of a wait. The church is small but worth it. The stained glass windows are gorgeous. It really ranks as one of the most memorable things we saw. It was easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since this was our second time to Paris, I was looking for some new attractions. I'd read that this chapel was particularly good, so we wandered over on a rainy day to take a look. We paid our fee and walked into a dim (and dingy) room and I thought, "Really? This is what folks have been talking about?" and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were unlucky to catch this place at 4pm on a rather gloomy/rainy day. The marvel of stained glass is really to be enjoyed when the sun is out, when it really dazzles. We had experienced this in Barcelona ( at Sagrada Familia), where we were drenched in those vibrant colors. However, all of that was missing during our visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of those places you visit if you've already been everywhere else. Pretty, but not worth waiting in line for unless you're super into churches or stained glass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the places not to be missed in Paris. The most stunning stained glass you will see anywhere in a fabulous setting. Sit, look and wonder at the beauty of it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stumbled on this beauty by total fluke... walked by and entrance was open, as it was 19:00 pm and viditing hours ended at about 17:00... was surprised to see it open... as it happened they were holding classical concert here, cost was 25Euro, and the experience was just simply AMAZING!!!! the music, the stained glass windows, the light of the... More 

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The queue is usually very long. There is a 10 Euro charge to see a small chapel crowded with tourists. Only worth a short visit. Yes, the windows are lovely, but you can see more impressive artwork and architecture for free in many churches in Paris, less the crowds, waiting, and cost. Plus an actual spiritual atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sainte-Chapelle is one of the earliest examples of gothic architecture ever to be built and it was built this way to showcase an exquisite array of stained glass windows. When it's bright outside, it's exquisite on the inside. If you succeed in 'dropping in' when the organ is being played, you'll never want to leave.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Outside, this chapel is unimpressive. And there is a long queue. What a drag. But wait until you get in. The dimness of the 1st level accentuates the light coming from the small aged stained glass windows and you wonder what the big deal is all about. Maybe you do not really know anything about valuable stained glass. And then... More 

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Staying in Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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