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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

I didn't find this place particularly interesting, but it was very beautiful. Go if you like pretty things?

Thank beena620
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a big call but sainte chapelle could well be the most beautiful church in paris. Amazing stained glass, intricate architecture,and amazing light and colour inside.

Thank kfagan01
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a Must to visit. Not only it has rich history, the stain glass panels are breathtakingly beautiful and splendid. I recommend visiting this place on a sunny day to enjoy the magical light shinning through the colourful stain glass walls!

Thank Stellaskc
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an incredible experience! My first time inside I did not want to leave. The stained glass windows are amazing, and the engineering to support them, are incredible. And what a contrast to the Concieregerie next door. After Nortre Dame, this is the "must see"...More

Thank CrackerGourmet
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a lineup that took about 45 minutes for us to get in mid afternoon. Everyone has to go through security and you buy your tickets after that (it is also the entrance to the Justice building right next door, an active court). We...More

Thank Butterflymonarch
Reviewed 3 days ago

Almost beyond description. Truly awesome. THe stained glass is wonderful and it is truly a treasure. Sit and enjoy.

Thank lesleybeadle8
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolute must see in Paris. Combine with Notre-Dame to make it time-efficient. Allocate maybe 45 minutes for the Chapel, not too much to see. Best to come on a sunny day to truly experience the stained glass!

Thank BlakeTravels
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unlike anything of the sort I have ever been in before. If in Paris, it is a must to make this a stop on your journey. The feeling you get when you enter main chapel is indescribable. Highlight of my time in Paris.

Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sainte-Chapelle is beautiful and awe-inspiring. The video about the stained glass restoration that plays in the upper chapel is interesting. We first stood in line across the Palais de Justice line. After the wait, it's time for a bag check and metal detectors, then you...More

Thank Kerri G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another beautiful cathedral, this one most notably for its stained glass windows. So beautiful worth a visit!

Thank Stacey B
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