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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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Sainte-Chapelle is one of the most important sites to see in all of France. Absolutely do not miss this historic work of art.

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McAllen, Texas
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Sainte-Chapelle is one of the most important sites to see in all of France. Absolutely do not miss this historic work of art.

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The stained glass windows were more spectacular than anyone can describe. This brilliant little gem adjacent to Notre Dame on Ile de la Cite, is worth seeing. I can only imagine what it must be like to attend a concert here, but we weren't able to schedule that this trip.

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Hadn't planned this visit but stumbled across the chapel by chance. Beautifully designed and built, and restored too. Doesn't take too long to visit but it's worth taking the time

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Beautiful stained glass. Expensive for how long you are really there. Must go through through security because of it's proximity to the Palace of Justice.

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Instead of doing a tour of this church we attended a concert. As it was springtime and still light we were able to see the breathtakingly beautiful stained glass windows while listening to Vivaldi. We simply bought tickets online and presented our phones for entry. Very easy no queuing and simply superb acoustics. Highly recommended.

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This place is stunning. As soon as I saw the stained glass windows I gasped, it's so pretty. I read that the building is receiving a monumental investment to renovate the stained glass. They are doing a great job. Although the chapel is small you still have entry into the surrounding buildings, but the main attraction is the chapel. There... More 

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Visit early as the ques to enter is long, but well worth the visit-Breathtaking, beautiful and well worth a visit.

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I cant say enough about this site. So beautiful and full of information. Plan to take some time to understand the biblical backgrounds and work. It was only 10€ . I could have stayed for hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did a walking tour and it was the guide that told us to actually go here instead of Notre Dame (of course we still did Notre Dame). This is hidden right near Notre Dame and the palace. At first I walked in and was wondering what the guide was talking about -- then you walk up the stairs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sainte-Chapelle was not open on previous visits. There were long lines but you can buy a joint ticket that will allow you to skip the line. Get the oral guide and take your time. The newly cleaned windows are breathtaking.

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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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