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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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Beautiful!

Visited when the building was being restored but did not take away from the character! Stainee windows were hypnotic. Beautiful building and easily accessible!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited when the building was being restored but did not take away from the character! Stainee windows were hypnotic. Beautiful building and easily accessible!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well what can I say. A beautiful place. I proposed in the upper chapel surrounded by the spectacular stain glass windows to my partner and she said yes! Will now be forever special a place for us. A must visit. Take time to take it in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere you breath inside this Chapelle is magic. In my opinion it is a little expensive (10€) but I must admit that the light filtered by the colorful glasses is unique. I suggest you to take a guide so you can understand the plot of every single glass. Generally the queue in the entrance is reasonable (max 10 min)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see in Paris! It's a small intimate royal chapel so not a very long visit but the second level is jaw dropping beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You'll be breathless when entering the royal gothic Sainte-Chapelle. Dont' miss that one ! The stained glass windows are the most famous features of the chapel. A diamond !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sainte-Chapelle is only a few blocks away from Notre Dame and it has a great sense of history. The colors in the chapel are magnificant, especially the blues. The main stained glass above the entrance door is beyond amazing. A visitor should see both churches on the island. They are very different.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Certainly a humbling experience, the stained glass, the intimate chapel, the painted columns, magnificent to say the least. This is a perfect time of year to see the great places in Paris with minimal crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit here on every trip to Paris. The light through the stained glass seems to change the way they look on every visit! It stays with you long after your visit and isn't that what the journey is all about?!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some time ago my wife and I took a friend of mine who was passing through Paris to a concert of Medieval music in Sainte Chapelle. It was a concert of Spanish Baroque music played with original ancient instruments and as my friend speaks Spanish and plays Flamenco guitar we thought he would enjoy the evening. But we had to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coming from town, suddenly after a quite strange way to access, you discover a place out of the world, suddenly the past is there. You are in the middle age and you do not know why and how but you are different. Every detail is different, the carved stones, the stained glass work. Yes you enter in your past. Anyhow... 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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