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Address: 6, Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 40 60 80
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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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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Beautiful Jewel Box of a Church

This happened to be the first place I took my Chinese friends who had never been to the West before, and it turned out to be the perfect choice. The somewhat dingy downstairs area... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This happened to be the first place I took my Chinese friends who had never been to the West before, and it turned out to be the perfect choice. The somewhat dingy downstairs area was a nice introduction to French history and Saint Louis. I don't think my friends were expecting much as we ascended the spiraling stone steps. And... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Remember to go upstairs. That's the main attraction. Load an app to zoom on panels in rosary and watch the video of renobations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only had a short amount of time to visit this beautiful church, and the lineup used about a half hour of that time, so I was in and out fairly quickly. Would have liked to listen to the headset tour, but just no time. Great little gift shop for high quality mementos and gifts. The stained glass in this church... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many people go to Sainte-Chapelle to see the stained glass windows. They were indeed impressive. However, we also went there to hear a classical music concert performance (see euromusicproductions.fr). There were only seven performers, from the National Orchestra of France (playing Vivaldi sonnets), but it was perfect. The acoustics in the church were excellent and the concert was among the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To enter inside you need to buy ticket, after that you enter on the 1 level, there it amaizing, but not like on the second level - there is unforgattable, fantastic , I dont have words to write about this.. ! I suggest you to visit this attraction, it really worth it !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, the stained glass windows are just beautiful. Well worth a visit, lovely just to sit and take in all the wonderful colours and different scenes. The security line was very small when we went about 3pm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Since the reservations were completed and you can see all the stained glass at once this is my favorite place to visit. I have been three times this year. The best is to go on a bright day so you can appreciate the color of the glass. Pre book tickets on line to avoid the busy times and slow line.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The scaffolding covering the western Rose window was gone. Sun beginning to come around to the west; the reds & blues of the glass were gorgeous!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Close to the Notre Dame, this is a better option. It did cost 10€ to get in and initially I thought it interesting but rather expensive. Then we went upstairs - wow, small but beautiful plus a rather interesting history. As I said it's quite small so I guess it would only take an hour to check it out but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The words to describe Sainte-Chappelle simply do not exist. Even the most ardent iconoclast would save this beautiful building from destruction. Even after several visits the upper chapel is still breathtaking. On face value the E10 entrance fee seems steep, but once inside you will realise it is good value (constant stone and stained glass window repair). We last visited... More 

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