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Address: 6, Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 40 60 80
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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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Classical music in Sainte-Chapelle

Every now and then there are organised classic music concerts for a limited audience. Twice have been listening a certain Frédéric Moreau, a virtuoso of the violin, EXCELLENT... read more

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Every now and then there are organised classic music concerts for a limited audience. Twice have been listening a certain Frédéric Moreau, a virtuoso of the violin, EXCELLENT ! Acoustics are not done for the music but the beauty is compensating all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not too much of a queue....walk into small chapel....what's the fuss about...then realize there's further to go up a narrow spiral staircase.....do yourself a favour and take a look at the stained glass windows....

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We enjoyed our visit to Sainte-Chapelle. We had the Paris Museum pass so there was no wait to enter. We visited the same day as Notre Dame since it is just a few blocks away. The stained glass windows are beautiful. If you have the Paris Museum Pass then you should definitely spend 20 minutes of your day here. Otherwise... More 

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The stained glass of the Sainte Chapelle must be amongst the most beautiful ever. A symphony of colour and light. I first went with my grandfather 50 years ago, and still visit whenever I get the chance.

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The interior is large, the second floor is impressive. Beautiful windows and architecture. Not nearly as crowded as per sites.

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I found the entrance fee of 10 euros a bit high for what you get. The chapel is historic and the stained glass windows are beautiful. But there's only two rooms and not much to see other than the stained glass.

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A beautiful chapel with renovated stained glass.The walk to the upstairs chapel is easy. Go just before closing to see it without the tour groups.

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Well it's beautifull and the story is charming, but I think it's overpriced in regards to what you get, 10 euros and I was there for 10-15 minutes...

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The stained glass windows in this church are absolutely beautiful! This sight is just up the road from Notre Dame and its a real must see! You can climb the stairs to get up to the top where there is some beautiful art on the second level!

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The first time I saw this chapel, my jaw dropped when I reached the top of the stairs. Every vignette is in jewel colors. I had to sit in one of the chairs along the side and look up to take it all in. My second visit was no less thrilling. It is a must see in Paris.

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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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