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Sainte-Chapelle

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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“notre dame” (1 429 reviews)
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8 Boulevard du Palais,, 75001 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed yesterday

Would recommend a half hour detour from Notre Dame to see this lovely chapel. It is not so much whether you can see every single frame in the massive, stained glass windows, you cannot -- well, maybe if you have binoculars or a really good...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Sainte-Chapelle is absolutely gorgeous and it's basically impossible to take a bad picture. I've never been anywhere that has come even close to having this many stained glass windows in such a beautiful setting.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gothic style Sainte-Chapelle or Holy Chapel is within the former medieval Palais de la Cite, the former residence of the King of France. It is now the Conciergeire (former prison) and the Palais de Justice. We used our 3-day Paris Museum Pass for free...More

Thank MarktheWay
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly the ground floor chapel has been ruined by the erection of a large ugly shop within the chapel.

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ground floor is impressive the first floor takes your breath away. Definitely worth a visit whilst on the island. Teens under 26 are free so take id out with you.

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 4 days ago

A church built for the Kings. You will be amazed at all the stained glass and detail. I did not know this church was actually two levels both levels were gorgeous . I've never seen anything like it. Absolutely stunning!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. We were there on a cloudy day, and the stained glass was still mesmerizing. I can't imagine how beautiful it must be when the sun is shining. We bought tickets on the spot, no line.

Thank wisgirl01
Reviewed 4 days ago

We popped in Saint-Chapelle while in the neighborhood visiting Notre Dame and were so glad we did- the chapel is stunning and can easily be fully seen within an hour. It was quite different than any other attraction we visited in Paris, has an interesting...More

Thank FourBeavers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful chapel with some much history. Depiction of the creation of mankind to the resurrection of Christ on the windows are amazing. There is also explaination on how the stained glasses were clean and repaired.

Thank patrick2042016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not to be missed. It is famous for it's windows and they are truly special. There is an entry fee, can't rember the amount. We were walking by and the admission's line was short so went in.

Thank wiscandsd
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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,
...More
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Dennis S
1 October 2017|
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Response from Kathy L | Reviewed this property |
Buy the museum pass and use it here.Well worth the money and cuts down some queueing time.
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celram80
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.
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bluesmama11
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.
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