Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

Sainte-Chapelle
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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from A$127.19
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Ile de la Cité / 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.
How to get there
  • Cité • 3 min walk
  • Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame • 3 min walk
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W. M. Stewart
Houston, TX23 contributions
Dec. 2021
A must see that does not take long if purchased ahead of time.
Have seen it many years earlier but had to return.
Written 19 January 2022
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Stephanie
Paris, France4 contributions
Jan. 2022
I really thought Sainte-Chapelle was gorgeous but honestly 12 euros for twenty minutes of looking around I found too expensive. We went on a day that it was free (first Sunday of every month!) If you're able to go for free it is such a neat experience!
Written 16 January 2022
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opinionatedtraveller
Chicago, IL175 contributions
Nov. 2021
I have visited Sainte-Chapelle many times over the past 40 years but this most recent visit was my favorite - not only are the windows so clean and gorgeous, but I managed to get tickets online for one of the first time slots, so we were able to enjoy it with very few people inside. This is a site that is not to be missed!
Written 11 January 2022
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Sarah N
Erkelenz, Germany6 contributions
Jan. 2022
Sainte-Chapelle is really worth a visit - very special atmosphere and interesting facts about the restoration of the chappel.
Written 7 January 2022
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Juan Luis Benítez Muñoz
Province of Granada, Spain6 contributions
Dec. 2021
Incredible... amazing... no words... you must visit! One advice... it's better to get your tickets in advance as you will avoid the queues and get in faster... and if you can... choose a sunny day!!!!
Written 3 January 2022
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Greenbooks
southern California78 contributions
Aug. 2021
There was a bit of a line to get into this chapel but a great reward awaited. The stained glass is breathtaking. We almost missed this and are so thankful we did not. Stunning.
Written 2 January 2022
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peter v
Rumbeke, Belgium327 contributions
Dec. 2021
i saw pictures of this chapel in CDG airport just before covid and it was on my bucket list since then. Finally got there, and very very nice indeed
Written 31 December 2021
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Ron
2 contributions
Dec. 2021
Beautiful chapel. Windows will be remembered forever. Very dark inside the lower floor. Very steep stairs.
Written 28 December 2021
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Joan Benedetti
San Jose, CA16 contributions
Jul. 2021
We have been to Paris many times, and of course almost always go into Notre Dame, but it never dawned on us to go across the way to Sainte- Chapelle. That was our loss. It is really different because of the amount of stained glass in it, and is really beautiful. Absolutely worth spending some time in.
Written 27 December 2021
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jmbsrb
Scranton, PA8 contributions
Nov. 2021
These amazing stained glass windows are a must-see. Very glad we made time to visit Sainte-Chapelle. So beautiful it was hard to leave.
Written 9 December 2021
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Sainte-Chapelle is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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