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Sainte-Chapelle

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Address: 8 Boulevard du Palais,, 75001 Paris, France
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+33 1 53 40 60 80
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and...

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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Most beautiful place in Paris

This was a truly breathtaking visit. Skip the two hour ( or more) wait at Notre Dame and visit this magnificent chapel. Make sure to make your way upstairs. Any downside? Not... read more

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This was a truly breathtaking visit. Skip the two hour ( or more) wait at Notre Dame and visit this magnificent chapel. Make sure to make your way upstairs. Any downside? Not really, stairs were steep though. We went on a beautiful sunny day, and got the full 'show' from the stained glass windows

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Foster City, California
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Short line by going relatively late in the day. The entrance to the church is humble but once you get up the stairs it is dazzling. More of the stained glass has been restored since my previous visit and it feels even more like being inside a Faberge egg.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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A smaller cathedral than Norte Dame, a restoration of the windows has been recently completed. They are really amazing. It's a little more difficult to find since it is inside the Paris palace of justice, but well worth the trip.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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The stained glass windows on the upper floor are amazing; so beautiful. Medieval tiles on the floor too; am surprised that visitors are allowed to walk on them.Get a 'billet jumelé' to combine this with a visit to the Conciegerie, Marie Antoinette's prison before her execution.

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Weston, Florida
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Without a doubt, this is the most amazing church I have ever seen. The sense of light and color from the stained glass is almost overwhelming. Like a drug, I found myself unable to leave the place. It was intoxicating. Very special and should not be missed when you are in Paris. We went to Notre Dame after, and it... More 

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Kingston, New York
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I knew little or actually nothing about this place until a friend told me that everyone talks about this place when they return. So, we went. NOT FREE. It's 10 Euro entry. It's strange because you enter a prison to get to the Chapel . Once inside it's just a large room that was a church. Beautiful stained glass much... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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It's my favorite church I have visited!!! It's not too far of a walk from Notre Dame Cathedral. It's a must see for sure!!!

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Viens, France
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It was a spectacular experience with the most magical stain glass and beautiful tapestries of paintings of crusades. It is cheap and a good use of time

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Ruffec, France
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Round the corner from Notre Dame, this is an absolutely stunning piece of medieval architecture, especially when you consider it was built with the skills of artisans of 800 years ago. The high stained glass windows and intricacy of the rose window, and internal patterned walls are fabulous. Queuing inevitable due to the necessary raised security in Paris and because... More 

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What a great place to visit. Crowds to get inside were manageable. The wait was reasonable. On the main floor, you see some of the intricate ceiling artwork and statues. On the second floor, it was an overwhelming entrance to the room with the stained glass windows. Absolutely beautiful! Thankfully the windows were high up so you were not fighting... More 

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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, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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