Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

Sainte-Chapelle
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
About
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.
Suggested duration
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from €11.50
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Ile de la Cité / 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.
How to get there
  • Cité • 3 min walk
  • St-Michel – Notre-Dame • 3 min walk
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Carla
Sao Paulo, SP165 contributions
Gorgeous royalty chapelle
Oct 2021
It's a quick visit, but worth it. The gorgeous chapel was meant for the royal family, whilst the public watched the masses from the floor below. Since it's all made of stained glass, the chapel changes colors throughout the day, depending on where the sun is. Absolutely gorgeous.
Written 20 October 2021
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rockandroll1949
New York City, NY56 contributions
Beautiful Chapel!!!!!
Sep 2021
For some reason had never previously been to Sainte-Chapelle. On our recent trip we were trying to do /see things we had seen before. Sainte-Chapelle was one of them and well worth it. The Chapelle is near Notre Dame so include it in when you go there.
The Chapelle is gorgeous!!! It's not very big but oh so beautiful. Definitely go see it.
Written 18 October 2021
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Valentina
Mexico City, Mexico9 contributions
Breathtaking chapelle
Breathtaking chapelle.
The beautiful stained glass windows look stunning on the old chapel walls, it is a short visit but well worth it.
Written 15 October 2021
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Luv2travel725
Frederick, MD166 contributions
Stunningly beautiful
Oct 2021
The stained glass is so amazing. Go when it's fairly sunny out and it's just gorgeous. You can see the whole thing in under an hour so very easy to fit into even a busy day in Paris. You have to pre-buy tickets online or at the ticket office down the street and just be aware the office has limited hours. Definitely worth visiting!
Written 15 October 2021
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BowlingGreenEmk
Bowling Green, OH41 contributions
Stunning
Sep 2021
Sainte Chapelle is a beautful cathedral, The spiral staircase is a bit difficult to climb, but you are rewarded with magnificant stained glass windows.
Written 4 October 2021
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juliefromSF
Incline Village, NV15 contributions
Gorgeous concert by candlelight!
Oct 2021 • Solo
I went to an incredible concert in Ste Chapelle - an hour of chamber music with a string quintet and a harpsichord. The music was gorgeous and the surroundings unbelievable. The concert itself was either free or inexpensive - don’t bother with the “glass of champagne” addition, as it’s at a restaurant some ways away and you have to have it before or after the concert. Highly, highly recommended - a truly amazing experience.
Written 3 October 2021
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BratNorv
Chandler, Arizona, United States45 contributions
Holy glass
Sep 2021
There is so much to look at with the high ceilings covered in glass. There are so many stories. Sit down and let the glass tell you stories
Written 29 September 2021
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Niamh C
Dublin, Ireland58 contributions
Breath-taking
Sep 2021
Stunning chapel. Be advised that security in the area is tight. Book tickets online and arrive early. The attraction isn't too over-crowded at this time.
Written 28 September 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,150 contributions
Religious Work of Art
Jul 2021
The roof seems to float on air as the gorgeous windows are so huge and take up so much of the walls. This splendid church is a work of art. We once had the good fortune to attend a concert here at night and it sparkled.
Written 28 September 2021
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Carlos L.
Palm Springs, CA1,163 contributions
Amazing church with magical light effect.. .
Sep 2021
What a beautiful church.. ..the stained glass windows are magical at any time of day. Highly recommend get your tickets before online as they are timed and you need a Covid pass (EU) to get in.
Written 26 September 2021
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Sainte-Chapelle is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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