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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
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
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 and awe inspiring

The Sainte-Chapelle is indeed a beautiful chapel with exquisite stained glass from floor to ceiling, giving a sense of ethereal awe of light and colour. Located above the... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Sainte-Chapelle is indeed a beautiful chapel with exquisite stained glass from floor to ceiling, giving a sense of ethereal awe of light and colour. Located above the Palais de Justice buildings, Sainte-Chapelle is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century, on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very worthwhile to see. Off the beaten path with spectacular stain glass windows. Allow a least one hour for a good visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Majestic. Specially after the narrow staircase it suddenly opens up to a fantastic room. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my favourite visits in Paris. It is small, but it amounts in beauty and majesty. A must-see of Paris. The stained glass in it will make your eyes gaze for hours. A gorgeous place, definitely a hidden gem in Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This one a little different architecture than typical churches you get to see. The colourful interior and quietness is infectious. While there are many people around everyone adheres to the peace and is totally engrossed in enjoying the monument. Tripods are not allowed for photographers, its not written anywhere except for selfie sticks. One of the security guard mentioned to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were unsure of whether we wanted to spend the money on visiting Sainte-Chapelle because we had "already seen stain glass" earlier that day at Notre Dame. Well, it was totally worth it. It's absolutely gorgeous inside and we thought much more beautiful than Notre Dame. (Even thought Notre Dame is amazing as well of course!!)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It s somewhere you have to do. Go early in the morning , buy a ticket and visit for sure the second floor. It s peace, art, religion, colors, and breath.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure it's worth the entry fee, but regardless it is something to see once in your life! The upper level has all the beautiful stained-glass windows, but otherwise don't anticipate spending a long time here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated in central Paris close to Cite Metro stop, and right beside the Palais du Justice. It is a small church that does have some beautiful medieval stain glass windows. But it really doesn't compare to Chartes south of Paris, or even Notre Dame right next door ( which btw is free...) In don't mind spending money to see great... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

30 minutes is quite enough to see this place. You'll also need €10 per person, more if you want an audio guide. Value? Hmm . . . There are two levels. The lower contains a few artefacts and a couple of mildly interesting exhibits, together with a fairly wide souvenir gift area. Basically it's all about what's upstairs. Just a... 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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