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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” (1,445 reviews)
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8 Boulevard du Palais,, 75001 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed today via mobile

We arrived a couple of minutes after the guided tour had started (we speak French). We spent an hour with the guide who explained with great details how this magnificent place was conceived and how to interpret the stained-glass scenes and admire the fleshly cleaned...More

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Reviewed today

Sainte-Chapelle is considered a jewel of Paris. This masterpiece of High Gothic architecture was built from 1242 to 1248 for King Louis IX to house the precious Christian relics, which he had bought from the Byzantine Emperor paying a fortune. The altar displays a relic...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Sainte-Chappelle is a jewel of gothic stained-glass. The entire place is surrounded by lofty and ornate windows that will not fail to take your breath away, especially if it is sunny and the light streams in in multiple hues to splash on the gilded columns...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best way to enjoy this amazing historic jewel is to attend one of the concert that happens there on a regular basis. We went to a Vivaldi concert at the Sainte Chapelle and had a fabulous time. This way you avoid the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is not a huge church but the stained glass windows are beyond belief! You start out by entering the crypt area which is nice but nothing to write home about then you climb a tiny circular stairwell and come out in the main nave...More

Thank RichardK938
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful chapel...I actually preferred this to Notre Dame. Used the Museum Pass to skip the line to buy tickets so were able to walk right in. There were several spiral steps required to get to the second level, but it’s worth the climb.

Thank Johanna L
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Reviewed yesterday

Smaller than one might think, but very worth the effort. We went in the early morning, which is what I recommend to get great light coming in though the stained glass windows. Wow, impressive!

Thank JBT2
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in to see this venue because it was recommended to us and I would agree it is worth the visit. Small but beautiful stain glass not far from Notre Dame.

Thank dwmew
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Reviewed yesterday

I have never seen a more beautiful chapel anywhere in the world. The stained glass is riveting and awe inspiring. We went late in the day when the lines had gone down. Easy to visit this in conjunction with the Notre Dame.

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The sainte chapelle is absolutely beautiful . It’s stained glass is breathtaking to look at , especially on a sunny day .

Thank Suvir B
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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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artistqueen
23 February 2018|
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Response from Nina G | Reviewed this property |
You can go online to the sites that sale concerts tickets, just be careful .
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Nicholas L
25 January 2018|
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Response from Garrett P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, buying a ticket online beforehand means that you don't have to join the long queue to enter
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Dennis S
2 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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