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8 Boulevard du Palais,, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 53 40 60 80
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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. 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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8 Boulevard du Palais,, 75001 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 53 40 60 80
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Reviewed yesterday

You will not see a more beautiful place with stained glass windows. Magnificent for sure and a must to see.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed yesterday

We listened to Vivaldi a the Saint Chapelle. It was a transcendental experience. The stained glasses are just gorgeous and there is probably no other church more beautiful in the world as a venue for classical music.

Thank insearchoflight
Reviewed yesterday

We saw countless amazingly beautiful cathedrals while in France, and this one was the most moving and the most beautiful of all to me. It's not as large and soaring as, say, Notre Dame, but the windows, which form the walls, are spectacular. The way...More

Thank LakeMamie
Reviewed yesterday

I was surprised by the spectacular glimmer of the stained glass. It was a short visit and you do not need spend a long time in here but the wait and climb were worth it.

Thank Smoniej J
Reviewed yesterday

All the 1,113 stained glass windows are difficult, showing the scenes from the Old and New testaments. Amazing architecture. Wow!

Thank Denise B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The chapel has just completed renovation and its stunning! The history is quite interesting as well. It's definitely worth the trip especially if you can go on a sunny day.

Thank hbeidinger
Reviewed yesterday

We came here on our first day in Paris and didn't know a lot about it--we almost missed going upstairs because we didn't even know there was stained glass (haha). I was amazed when we got up there. The colored light was reflected all over...More

Thank 154lu
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sainte-Chapelle really does have stunning stained glass, particularly in the upstairs chapel. But, as a whole, the chapels are pretty small and there isn't really that much to see beyond basically two small chapels with gorgeous windows. It took maybe 15 minutes to see. If...More

Thank noitecoruja
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I decided to visit the Sainte Chapelle only because I could go for free for being a citizen of the EU. It is a really gorgeous place filled with beautiful colored glass but in my opinion it isn't worth paying the 10€ that the ticket...More

Thank Cecigarcia29
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The windows are stunning. I've never seen anything like it. It is a little bit hidden away with only one access. Unbelievable how the architect built it. The stained glass windows are literally all around. They have special souvenirs too. Must see in Paris The...More

Thank Carla H
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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29 May 2017|
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Response from Григорий Ч | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you have a european passport (country of European Union), and you are under 23 or 24, the entrance in museum/church's in Paris is free.
23 May 2017|
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Response from patkms | Reviewed this property |
Yes concerts are held upstairs. Tours end at 6:00 and they set up chairs and they opened the doors again around 7:15.
3 May 2017|
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Response from Nick G | Reviewed this property |
hi we went in at around 430 but any sunny day is great try at 930 x