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Review of Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle
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Ranked #2 of 1,599 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 April 2012

The stained glass panels are truly exquisite. However, we arrived as the sun was beginning to set (the walk was longer than anticipated) and I believe we did not experience the full "jewel-box" experience. It is probably best to save this visit for a sunny day or a concert in the evening (when the lights illuminate the windows). The stairs are narrow and quite steep but it is worth the climb.

Thank Rita H
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

The thought that it has survived from the 13th century is mind-blowing in itself. Just looking up at the ceilings of both the lower and the upper chapels is like nothing you can imagine.
The effort of the restoration of the sttained glass is to be applauded.
I got the joint ticket with the Conciergerie for 12,50 euro - very good value.

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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Beautiful stain glass windows. Words cannot begin to describe them. I highly recommend a visit!!!!!

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

This beautiful cathedral was built to house the ultimate relic of Christ's thorns. It has flor to ceiling stained glass, and iit is a breathtaking sight. It's a quick visit if the lines are not too long, so no need to plan a full day around it

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Reviewed 22 April 2012

The stained glass windows are fantastic. Truly breathtaking.

Thank Keith M
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