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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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Very busy but worth putting up with the crowds. The stained glass windows are just breathtakingly beautiful, the overall impression is rich, varied, and predominantly blue. The... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very busy but worth putting up with the crowds. The stained glass windows are just breathtakingly beautiful, the overall impression is rich, varied, and predominantly blue. The detail is amazing and interesting but almost impossible to take in, partly because your eye keeps wandering and partly because it would take you hours and hours to look at every one of... More 

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The chapel is not that interesting on the outside, but the insides are worth a visit. The painted windows are soo pretty. And it is free for young people(18-25).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beautiful little chapel is full of history, since it was part of one of the original royal residences of Paris. The oldest wall painting in all of Paris is also in this church! And truly, the light shining through the glass is magical. Its incredible what has survived through the ages and is well worth your time to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is so beautiful. Often overlooked, but very nice to see. Sit and enjoy the panels of the Old Testament. Use museum pass to get in quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old. Lovely. Historic. One of the best places to visit in Paris. There is a wooden painting in the lower Chapel, up front and to the left-hand side, that is supposedly the oldest painting in Paris. At least that is what I overheard a tour guide tell his group. Take lots of photographs and notice the details.

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Thank Elaineonvacation
Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A small chapel with huge stained glass! This is the loveliest example of stained glass that I saw on my visit to Paris. We attended an evening concert here that was the highlight of my trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful small chapel, with amazing stained glass windows. Wonderful and a must see. Go early in the day as queues are longer later on. Note students (with proof) can get in free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw this on a cloudy day, and inspite of that thw stain glass windows were still quite amazing. A must see to believe!

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Zionsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Church is impressive. 15 panels of stained glass all telling a story. Easy to get to and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Chapelle is in the castle where the king and queen were held before being beheaded. It is one of the most ornate and beautiful Chapelle I have ever seen. I felt very peaceful here, and it made me think of them on their last day and hope that they were able to find peace here too.

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