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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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8 Boulevard du Palais,, 75001 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful interior with stained glasses all over and it is better to visit it in sunny conditions when the rays comes throu. Very expensive comparable to other attractions.

Thank NIKOS A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sainte-Chapelle was one of our most memorable sites to see while visiting Paris. While Notre Dame has the awe factor in regards to magnitude and history, this chapel is stunningly beautiful-the architecture, stained glass, and paintings. We did go during off-season, so did not have...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was interesting reading the explanation for any single peace of the painted windows of the Sainte Chapel.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sainte-Chapelle is not one but two, beautiful chapels. The lower one is where you first come in. This alone would be worth a visit but then you go upstairs and are even more impressed. The stained glass is magnificent. I would plan on visiting for...More

Thank MDXP
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the most breathtaking moments of our entire trip was entering Sainte-Chapelle. As other reviewers note, don't be disappointed by the first floor / basement entry with its little knick-knack area and information center. That's not it. Go up the spiral starecase and feel...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you love stained glass, take time to visit this jewel box of a chapel - it will take your breath away.

Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Different that the chapel is not on the main level. You walk up a small windy narrow stone stair case and into the chapel. The amount of stain glass is incredible. Think of 60foot stain glass windows along the entire room. We were there on...More

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We entered this lovely site right before closing. We went through security into a small room and wondered if that was it. We looked at the beautiful stain glass but still wondered what we were missing. Finally we found a little sign that pointed upwards....More

Thank LoShepp
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The upper church has some of the bet stained glass I’ve ever seen while the lower church is beautiful in it’s own right. It’s a must see in Paris and you won’t find a more spectacular example of stained glass anywhere. Just enjoy.

Thank DavidByk
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had to rate this highly because of what it is -- a heavily stained-glass structure with ornate designs and an amazing history ... but it was crowded, and we were rushed in and out of the building, with obnoxious docents shushing everyone and feeling...More

Thank mshapiro99
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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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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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Yes, buying a ticket online beforehand means that you don't have to join the long queue to enter
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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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