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Sainte-Chapelle
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
Ranked #5 of 1,275 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

It is a bit of trip and climb to see, but well worth the effort. A beautiful church with a spectacular view of the city. The neighborhood around it is charming

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

When you walk in on the lower level it is a nice common looking chapel. However, when you head up the spiral stairs you are greeted by the most amazing stained glass I have ever seen. It is overwhelming!

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Didn't really know anything about this in advance, which made the discovery even better. The most beautiful stained glass display and stories Take the staris up to the top, not any signs so you don't immediately realise this is where to go. It was being renovated when we visited but don't let that put you off, the sun streaming in through the walls of windows was stunning.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Second time visiting. The stained glass was spectacular. There was some construction on one side, which was a bit disruptive. There were 2 small lineups to enter, one for the security and another to buy the tickets. But not too long of a wait.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

I feel we have lost a great artisan skill in North America when I see such beautiful works af art such as this one. When the sun shone through the stained glass windows of blues and lavenders etc. it became ethereal to see.

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