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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
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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...more
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8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 53 40 60 80
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When visiting Notre Dame in Paris, make sure you also see Saint-Chapelle, it's a 5 minute walk away and I liked this better than ND, the stained glass is the BEST I've seen. To get to the high chapel (where the stained glass is), you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank susan k
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here based on recommendations from multiple social media sites and were not disappointed. The downstairs area is nice but upstairs is amazing. The view was so good that people hardly talked. They have laminated guides explaining the different sections of glass for those...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mromero0994_
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning. Line moved fairly quickly considering we didn’t purchase museum pass. Wish we had purchased audio tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bgrove
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There isn’t much to do, or much room to accommodate so many at one time but all that is needed is there. The stained glass is the most beautiful that I’ve ever seen. I would love to go back on a sunnier day and take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KeriLaura
Reviewed 3 days ago

Saint-Chapelle (€10) is one of two remaining vestiges of the Palais de la Cité (First Royal Palace in Paris) that can be visited at Île de la Cité. The church building dates back to the 13th century and is a Must-See attraction in Paris. Entry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the most beautiful churches I 've seen! Sainte Chapelle is located in the heart of Paris close to Notre Dame! You have to admire the vitrail/vitraux on the upper floor! The light, colours, shapes all amazing!A must see!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marietta T
Reviewed 4 days ago

we had the blessed time in there. visited every part of it inside and out side. Weather was cold but no one cared. Must to see this also.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mariammat2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

We purchased our tickets online but we had to wait in the same queue, not sure if that was a one time thing. The church was amazing! The art is beautiful and you can go up to the see the huge colored windows!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chrisbrkt
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to a classical music concert here, early evening. Atmospheric, magical, great Pars experience

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank editorgoodlifefrance
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting stain glass windows. Don’t be fooled by the downstairs in this place the surprise is upstairs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gill E
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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,
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February 6, 2019|
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Response from chameleons_carryons | Reviewed this property |
We did not attend a concert at beautiful Sainte Chappelle. But, check out the classictic website for purchase. There is also a discussion link on Rick Steves website with advice from people who have attended concerts... More
December 13, 2018|
Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure it is usex as a place of worship amymore. Suggest going to Notre Dame cathedral.
December 8, 2018|
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Response from AdrianG1768 | Reviewed this property |
Between 30 minutes and one hour inside, without the time needed to purchase the ticket.
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Input on tentative itinerary (8 Replies)
We will have 4 days in Paris, on the first day about 8 hours. My tentative plan is day 1 - Montmarte with Sacre Couer (I hear the gypsies are aggressive so I am not sure that this would be the best introduction to Paris), then Pantheon. day 2 - Versailles (all day) day 3 - Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle, The Louve, and maybe evening at Trocardo and Eiffel Tower. day 4 - Giverny, then possibly the Rodin Museum and/or the Orsay Museum, then a night tour of Paris. Any input will be...More
December 27, 2010|
Response fromJanettravels44|
with only 4 days I could take or leave Montmartre. I think a walk around a neighborhood is a great idea and this is a good choice -- but there are others. with your attitude, though about Sacre Couer why would you choose it? The Pantheon is IMHO not worth including in so short a trip and it is on the other side of town from Montmartre. If you do Montmartre -- get a good walking tour map, spend some time enjoying the world go by at cafe, perhaps near Abbesses. Enjoy the view from the steps...More
Sainte Chapelle after dark (6 Replies)
I'm contemplating going to one of the concerts at Ste Chapelle in October. There are concerts at 19:00 and 20:30 most of the nights I will be in Paris. However, sunset will be just before 19:00 at that time (late October) with civil twilight being at about 19:30. I'm wondering how much of the atmosphere you miss by going after dark, since I assume you won't really be able to appreciate the windows. Would it be better to wait for a summer trip when it is light later? Thanks.
August 22, 2015|
Response fromEuromanic|
Sunset is at 17:33 on October 31, and it will be completely dark by 19:30. However, I seem to recall some external lighting on the chapel at night. But if you really want to see the stained glass, just make another visit during the day. Solar noon is at 12:34, and the sun is perpendicular to the south windows at 14:20, but it's still fairly low in the sky (about 23°).
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Help us Dream and Plan for Paris in the Winter! (14 Replies)
(when it drizzles - I know...) We are thinking about flying to Paris, either a day or two before New Year's Eve or right after. Either way, we have to leave on the 4th January for Barcelona (on the night train I think) to hook up with a cruise on the 5th January. We've been to Paris in November and also March (never the best times of year) but have to go when it's possible. So this time we want to stay somewhere warm and cozy that has it's own bar and hopefully some sort of cafe - but...More
April 14, 2008|
Response fromFlashby|
The streets will be all lit up for Christmas. New Years is great in Paris especially after midnight, lots of singing, dancing and silliness. Some of the cafes, restaurants and boulangeries will be closed for the holidays but still plenty to choose from. The gardens are still beautiful, green grass and you can see the buildings through the leafless trees. There are several seasonal markets and lots of vendors with hot wine to take the chill off. I love Rodin and Marmottan museums. Lodging...More