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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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Bit of a game to get into but worth it.

10 Euros to get in and lots of body searches as the Palace of Justice have the same entrance. However, its a real gem of a church and not as crowded as Notre Dame and in my view... read more

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

10 Euros to get in and lots of body searches as the Palace of Justice have the same entrance. However, its a real gem of a church and not as crowded as Notre Dame and in my view far better. One of the first gothic design churches in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Church is BREATHTAKING!!! The day we visited it was somewhat overcast, not too dark, just perfect, and the light coming through the stained glass was just awe inspiring. It is truly a treasure to behold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited many many cathedrals and churches in various countries but honestly the Sainte Chapelle is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever been in. The beauty of the chapel's upper level cannot be captured by any camera (or indeed by the makers of the guide book) - you just have the ascend the staircase, stand there and... More 

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What a beautiful building. The scale of the stained glass windows is just amazing and something photos don't do the justice. We worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must-see because the stained glass on the second floor is second to none. You do have to go through tighter-than-usual security but it is well-worth the wait.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The outside does not look upto much. Never have I seen anything like this before. You enter in through the downstairs chapel where the staff would have been, no windows just bright coloured eilings with fleur de lys all over, also the shop is here. and then you go up some narrow stairs to be greeted with such an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this church. I have seen many churches in Italy, Belgium, and London including the Vatican. I did not realize this church was known for the stained glass until we were in line. When you step upstairs into the light, it took my breath away. And it was cloudy! I cannot imagine how much better it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago NEW

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

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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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