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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 Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 53 40 60 80
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Reviewed yesterday

Breathtaking stained glass windows, very impressive scope and scale for their age, best appreciated if you read something about how old they are and what all went into making them in those days -- preferably prior to your visit. Admission charge and short wait in...More

Thank roeslera
Reviewed yesterday

When I saw the relatively diminutive size of Saint Chapel, I didn't think that I was going to be really that impressed (I had not seen any pictures beforehand). But, seeing how popular it was, I decided to give it a visit. When I walked...More

Thank Ethan W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not to be missed, beautiful church. Try to go on a sunny day so you can really appreciate the stained glass windows.

Thank Natalie F
Reviewed yesterday

First off, this royal chapel was built in the 1200s, and those stained glass windows are from 1250-1350s!!!! What a treasure, and to be able to walk thru is a priviledge. One of my top 5 must sees in Paris

Thank UpstateJan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a gorgeous space. Every bit as spectacular as the Sistine Chapel. Exquisite! Not to miss! Download the panel guide prior to visiting.

Thank Maggie66Boston
Reviewed yesterday

Second stop on my tour after a creperie, I'd not known much about Sainte-Chapelle. Approaching the upper level (and do go upstairs!), my jaw dropped - I literally remember my stunned amazement. Simply beautiful stained glass.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here because the queue for Notre Dame was awful and wow. The ground floor was a bit strange as they asked people to be quiet but had the obligatory gift shop there, but when you go up the spiral stairs the most incredible...More

Thank rdunn3165
Reviewed 2 days ago

501 Wonders of the World recommended visiting Sainte Chapelle. I have been to Paris 10 times and visited all the sites, but not this until this week. i have been to Notre Dame and Chatres and both are stunning but this although a much smaller...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'd been to Paris twice before, and why I didn't know about this place until my 3rd trip is beyond me. I would have gone all three times. Absolutely beautiful! I would like to go back at the exact right time of day for maximum...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here after Notre Dame, and were originally going to skip it, but we decided to check it out. The line to get in was nothing compared to the line to get into Notre Dame, but it moved much slower. We walked into what...More

Thank Taylor P
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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29 May 2017|
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Response from Григорий Ч | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you have a european passport (country of European Union), and you are under 23 or 24, the entrance in museum/church's in Paris is free.
23 May 2017|
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Response from patkms | Reviewed this property |
Yes concerts are held upstairs. Tours end at 6:00 and they set up chairs and they opened the doors again around 7:15.
3 May 2017|
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Response from Nick G | Reviewed this property |
hi we went in at around 430 but any sunny day is great try at 930 x