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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow! So beautiful inside. The details and colors of the windows are amazing! Fun to hear about the restoration process of the windows,

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 802nickj
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was a little put off by the admission (10 euros) but really wanted to see the stained glass windows. It was pretty awesome! Even the pillars had embossed designs on them. Highly recommend gong there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alamacque
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very heart touching chapel in Paris, the beauty of the stained glass is indescribable. This is a very short tour, so you can fit between others.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fernando S
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is the worlds biggest collection of decorated glass panel paintings. It has all the books of the Bible in each panel as a story. On top of the doors is the story of the apocalypse in a beautiful flower-ish pattern. I was in awe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gaby1321
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would go to the adjacent Concierge first and buy a ticket for both venues. That allows you to skip the outside line at the Chapelle and also skip the interior line at the Chapelle itself. Both events are well worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful and stunning stained glass. Well worth the price and a look inside when in the area. We did not find it to be very crowded like other larger churches either

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeahMez
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful Place to see and beautiful glass walls, Buy online ticket to save your time to enter. Half hour is enough to see ground floor and first floor not a big church but its beautiful and worth to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Faraz01
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sainte-Chapelle is almost impossible to describe with words. The soaring walls of stained glass fill the space with diffused sunlight, offering the visitor a unique experience of calm and delight. The only other building that for me comes close to this one in its antiquity...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This church is on the grounds of the Conciergerie and within walking distance from Notre Dame. It was confusing to find the entry but you can get a combo ticket for both. The stained glass windows are incredible. There is some good history to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jcy100
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Magnificent building beautifully restored. To be visited on a sunny day in order to fully enjoy the beauty of the glass work of art.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Catherine L
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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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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.
November 27, 2018|
Response from Trippin2018 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn’t take the tour.
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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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April 14, 2008|
Response fromFlashby|
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