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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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Stunning place to visit!

This was the first place we visited when we arrived in Paris. It was in walking distance from our hotel. It was nice because it did not take a long time to see this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the first place we visited when we arrived in Paris. It was in walking distance from our hotel. It was nice because it did not take a long time to see this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently visited Paris for the first time and I found the city in general to be slightly underwhelming. Sainte-Chapelle was by far the most excellent and surprising thing that I saw in my time in Paris. Located on the same island as Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle seems to be a little bit off the beaten path and it costs ten... More 

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A stunning, hidden but well-known gem - long queues! Despite the wait, however, you will be awe-struck (a word I do not use lightly) by the windows, which have recently undergone a major refurbishment. One cannot truly grasp the enormity of the task to design and build the windows, not the craftsmanship of the works.

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Do not think, just go and be astounded! This was such a great surprise just 2 blocks from Notre Dame.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A true hidden gem of the many churches Paris has to offer! Book your ticket online to avoid the very long lines! Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was not a planned stop as I was not aware of this place. However, it is just breathtaking in beauty. I would place it as number 1 of all we did in Paris. Could have stayed for hours. I did purchase the book and I have enjoyed it a lot. There is a lot to take in here. The... More 

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The stained glass depictions of biblical scenes are massive, vibrant, and breathtaking, unlike anything I've ever seen before.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The chapel is small but will give you a wow factor none the less. It is like visiting a small juwelery box. A must see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The huge stained glass windows are impressive and are worth the visit, but the detail is impossible to see. It's probably best visited if you have the Pass museum pass as the hefty entry price not be worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time we've been here. Not sure why we didn't see this place the first two times we were in Paris. It is absolutely gorgeous work. Comparable to the Sistine chapel in my opinion. You can get tickets online and skip the ticket purchase line for a small surcharge ($1 I think)

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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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