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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
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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...more
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8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 53 40 60 80
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Reviewed today via mobile

I have seen multiple pics of Sainte-Chapelle and I’ve always find it beautiful especially the windows. We visited in the afternoon and we thought it was a great choice. When you get a chance, visiting the place to listen to an opera concert inside the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 956christinae
Reviewed today

We booked tickets to Sainte-Chapelle prior to leaving for Paris. Truthfully, when we first entered and looked around, I questioned whether it was the best way to spend our short time there. Then . . . we climbed the very steep stairs to the second...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed today

Do not skip this. Get tickets online in advance so you don't have to wait in line. One of the most beautiful places in the world.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amy T
Reviewed today

Unique atmosphere with the magnificent stain glass windows ; you have to visit it in the afternoon and to be lucky, having a sunlight

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank donkar2018
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sainte-Chapelle is certainly a great cathedral to see worth the wait - rennet that you do have to go through police check so don’t take to many bags!! I would say the cathedral itself is ok to see being so many great ones in Europe,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jason S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This chapel is just beautiful, even the “lobby/bookstore”. There is not much to it except to appreciate the stained glass which are individual pictures from the Law and the Prophets of the Old Testament. Simply lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank advntrmom10
Reviewed yesterday

Best views are afternoon. End of PM is most advantageous. Allow time for security checks as you enter via the Prefecture Police HQ.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed yesterday

Sainte-Chapelle is truly breathtaking. I recommend trying to go on a sunny(ish) day to really appreciate the majestic stain glass window of the upper level. It's not a large facility, but we still spend the better part of an hour enjoying this truly extravagant piece...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank philanagy
Reviewed yesterday

Sainte-Chapelle has some of the most beautiful stained glass I have ever seen. The ground floor is impressive, but the upstairs will take your breath away. If you like history, take time to visit the Conciergerie next door.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank April A
Reviewed yesterday

This was a suggested thing to do in Paris so I added it to my list but wasn't expecting a lot. The chapel has two layers and you walk into the first one which is nicely decorated in red and blue but not overwhelming. But...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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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,
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14 December 2018|
Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure it is usex as a place of worship amymore. Suggest going to Notre Dame cathedral.
8 December 2018|
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Response from AdrianG1768 | Reviewed this property |
Between 30 minutes and one hour inside, without the time needed to purchase the ticket.
27 November 2018|
Response from Trippin2018 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn’t take the tour.