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“Nice stained glass but nothing else”
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Sainte-Chapelle
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Skip-The-Line: Saint-Chapelle and Towers of Notre-Dame
Ranked #5 of 1,169 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.
Conway, Arkansas, United States
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“Nice stained glass but nothing else”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

This church really isn't that great compared to other churches in Paris. The stained glass is very nice but almost all churches nowadays have stained glass. There is nothing else in this church worth seeing other than the glass.

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“Glorious Concert in a Glorious Setting”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Listening to a concert in Sainte-Chapelle really made the chapel come alive! The acoustics and surroundings were magical.

Visited June 2014
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“A must see”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Great and a must see in Paris. We suggest to take the Batobus to get there which will also allow you a great view over the Seine as you travel.
Entrance is free but there is a fee for visiting the "treasury" which we could not see the value of spending.
Hint: If you want to visit the tours, be advised that you do not have to queue outside the main entry as these have a different entrance on the left side of the Church and require an 8 Euros entrance fee.

Visited June 2014
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“under reconstruction May 2014”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Almost half of the stained glass windows are blocked and you cannot see them now. Otherwise, well worth the trip. Heavy screening including metal detectors for some reason.

Visited May 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Unequalled stained glass”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Sainte-Chappelle is glorious. You see magnificent 13th century glass at its very best. It was not busy and we had all the time we needed to enjoy it. A satisfying culmination to our visits to a number of great French cathedrals.

Visited June 2014
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