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8 Boulevard du Palais,, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 53 40 60 80
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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. 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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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 today

This appears to be a small chapel but as I stepped up to the second floor it took my breath away. It is definitely worth the trip.

Thank airjennie
Reviewed today

The stained glass is insanely beautiful, even if it isn't a huge building. Under 26 and an EU resident - free entrance for you! Well worth a visit if you have extra time on your hands in Paris. The queue was very short.

Thank atravellingbookworm
Reviewed yesterday

A must-see. Extraordinary stained glass. You enter from below and gasp when you see the light-filled chapel.

Thank EatApple
Reviewed 2 days ago

there are so many churches but if time permits stick your head in and appreciate the art and workmanship, all entry is free.

Thank Dave1018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth every dime of the 10 euro admission fee. Although it's been heavily restored, there is enough of the original to understand how amazing and special it was, and the most recent restoration made the stained glass gleam. It's a beautiful jewel box of a...More

Thank moorejjbb
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was an incredible place. So beautiful that one has to go there and see the whole thing with your own eyes.

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On the advice of a friend we secured tickets for an evening Concert of Mozart and Bach! It was unbelievable to sit with candles twinkling and violins playing - this event is one of the most memorable in my many years of travel! Put it...More

Thank paris1947
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful church close to the Louvre. Lines can get long to enter so if you walk by and they seem short take advantage.

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The beauty of this place is astounding! I honestly could spend hours here staring at the beautiful stained glass. I highly recommend going to a concert in the evening as it is a lovely acoustical venue.

Thank couponmommy
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't plan to visit Sainte-Chapelle but I'm so glad we found it. As you enter the lower level, you'll be immediately struck by the grandeur of stained glass - but you'll be struck by the colour pouring into the room through the glass and...More

Thank Rik S
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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Dennis S
1 October 2017|
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Response from ginnywrites | Reviewed this property |
sorry about the spelling if Saint Chappelle. the technology corrects things that don't need to be corrected.
29 May 2017|
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Response from Григорий Ч | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you have a european passport (country of European Union), and you are under 23 or 24, the entrance in museum/church's in Paris is free.
23 May 2017|
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Response from patkms | Reviewed this property |
Yes concerts are held upstairs. Tours end at 6:00 and they set up chairs and they opened the doors again around 7:15.