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Address: 6, 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
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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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The Most Beautiful and unexpected place in Paris

Really did not have much information about Sainte-Chapelle, but went for a visit on Thanksgiving day given it was on the top 10 list of things to do. Boy are we glad we went. It... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really did not have much information about Sainte-Chapelle, but went for a visit on Thanksgiving day given it was on the top 10 list of things to do. Boy are we glad we went. It is a true hidden gem in Paris! Even local Parisians we spoke to had never been nor knew of the place. From the moment you... More 

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The 1180 stained glass windows in 15 columns present the Old Testament of the Bible and the story of Christ. It is absolutely beautiful. It was the private Chapel of Louis IX. It is a must-see

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On previous trips to Paris, I had skipped this church. And after this last visit, I'm not sure why. Pay the price, and don't skip this. It's one of the most beautiful churches I have seen. The stain glass windows are amazing.

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I entered on a free Sunday and expected to have a line to see these beautiful windows. I was delighted to walk right in - and what a treat to see the windows on a gorgeous sunny day. This is a short visit because it is really a very small church - but it packs a lot in majestic beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St. Chapelle dates back to 1248. I am still amazed every time I think of the level of skill it took to build it roughly 900 yrs ago. It's a must see, but beware the staircase is a steep and narrow spiral, its closed from 12:30p-14:30 or something like that and you will pass through metal-detectors and bag scanners as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a unique church, very beautiful indeed. Small in size but it is an advantage when you travel with your teenage girl...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been there before, but it was a sunny first Sunday of the month, so it was free and we went mid afternoon. No line up! Amazing! The windows are breath taking when the sun is shining through them. Better than Notre Dame! Worth the effort, even if there is a line up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best views in Paris. I would strongly recommend this to anyone who is coming here. The church itself is really quite beautiful, whist remaining dedicated to prayer/ The steep 400 step climb is not for the faint of heart (or leg) but the view at the top is a panoramic spectacle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This cathedral is in a league of its own. It takes your breath away the moment you enter the room. I could just sit in her for hours looking at the beautiful stained glass above and around me. The light hitting the stained glass was simply stunning. You will never look at stained glass at any other church the same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built by Saint Louis the 9th to get closer to heaven , to take a kind of spirit shower due to stained glass window. An amazing and wonderfull architectural feat ! Don't miss it in Paris!

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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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