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“Beautiful venue, well worth the money”
Review of Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
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Skip-The-Line: Saint-Chapelle and Towers of Notre-Dame
Ranked #5 of 1,169 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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“Beautiful venue, well worth the money”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We purchased our advance tickets via Classictic.com. We have been using this on-line company both in Paris and Venice extensively and can highly recommend it. The carre d'or (the best category) tickets were more than affordable, 44 euro per person. The official start of the show is 7 PM, the Classictic.com advises to arrive early, at 6:15 PM. We would take it even a notch early, especially if the intention is to get best seats available in your section/category. The lines are quite long, one has to move through almost the entire Palais de Justice to reach the La Chapelle.
The interior is fabulous, and so are the acoustics; the musician were doing a very good job. We would sincerely recommend the venue to our fellow TripAdvisor travelers and suggest it as a great and enlightening addition to your Paris plans. Especially for the money spent. Especially in Paris.

Visited July 2012
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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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“Nice...”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Well,Sainte-Chapelle is really nice,even beautiful,but somehow(I do not know why)I expected more.Stained glass windows are really something to see.We waited 45 minutes to get there,because it is very popular place for tourists,and if you have enough time,you should visit it.Conciergerie is also there.

Visited September 2012
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“my favourite chapel in Paris”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Lovely, excuisite, sacred space... painted windows make you feel like in heaven. Absolute must. Do not miss it...

Visited September 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Story telling in stain glass windows”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

This was the first time I went inside to see the stain glass windows. Best to do your homework ahead of time to know what you are looking at. Depending on the time of day, certain windows are easier to see as the light changes.

Visited October 2012
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“Renovation under way”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Visiting S-C right now is a great idea as during the renovation, you get a feel for the old while seeing the new. It's a must see stop in Paris but aim to see it in the sun; otherwise the glory will be lost.

Visited June 2012
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