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Address: 6, 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
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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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an absolute gem of gothic architecture

The Sainte-Chapelle was built to house holy relics - Christ's crown of thorns and pieces of the true cross - which cost more than the chapel itself cost to build. The light cast... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Sainte-Chapelle was built to house holy relics - Christ's crown of thorns and pieces of the true cross - which cost more than the chapel itself cost to build. The light cast by the stained glass windows is the highlight, and to experience it at its best, join the line at least 30 minutes before opening time so that... More 

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Crystal Brook, South Australia, Australia
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You must visit this Church when you go to Paris. We were told about it, the 1st time we went, by a Doctor friend, and have now seen it 3 times and told all our friends about it. The lead light is exquisite, and unique.

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Not as popular as some attractions but very well worth it. The windows are works of intricate art. You really need time to study them to appreciate what it took to make them!

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The chapel was much smaller than I anticipated but despite that I could easily have sat all day just looking and taking it all in. Such a beautiful place to visit. This was my favourite place in the whole of my rip....recommend

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had not intended to visit Sainte-Chapelle but did os on a whim. We were so pleased that we did. It is beautiful. We looked around downstairs which is lovely in itself. We then walked upstairs. Nothing had prepared me for the beautiful sight as I got to the top of the stairs. It was a lovely sunny day outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

only 5 minutes walk away from Notre Dame Cathedral, this much smaller church will wow you with its beautiful and color stained glasses dating back to 13th century. There is a bit of a queue to get inside the church but its definitely worth the wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited one afternoon and saw they also have evening concerts. So, returned for a Vivaldi -Four Seasons concert. What an amazing experience to listen to beautiful music in this gorgeous setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this outstanding Chapelle in gothic style one of the great historical monuments of medieval times of stained glass collections. It will always remain a mystery for me how old masters could achieve such thoroughness of execution and beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to a lot of churches on my travels and I mean a lot. I used to get dragged around by my parents when we went travelling as a kid but now that I am older I really appreciate them. I had visited Paris 5 times before I finally managed to visit the Sainte-Chapelle and I am so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This should be a must do on any visit to Paris. It doesn't take long out of your day, but the stained glass is worth the price of the entry ticket.

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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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