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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
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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...more
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8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 53 40 60 80
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This chapel is just beautiful, even the “lobby/bookstore”. There is not much to it except to appreciate the stained glass which are individual pictures from the Law and the Prophets of the Old Testament. Simply lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today

Best views are afternoon. End of PM is most advantageous. Allow time for security checks as you enter via the Prefecture Police HQ.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Sainte-Chapelle is truly breathtaking. I recommend trying to go on a sunny(ish) day to really appreciate the majestic stain glass window of the upper level. It's not a large facility, but we still spend the better part of an hour enjoying this truly extravagant piece...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank philanagy
Reviewed today

Sainte-Chapelle has some of the most beautiful stained glass I have ever seen. The ground floor is impressive, but the upstairs will take your breath away. If you like history, take time to visit the Conciergerie next door.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank April A
Reviewed today

This was a suggested thing to do in Paris so I added it to my list but wasn't expecting a lot. The chapel has two layers and you walk into the first one which is nicely decorated in red and blue but not overwhelming. But...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rebecca_44486
Reviewed 2 days ago

When you enter the first floor of Sainte-Chapelle you may ask yourself, what is all the fuss about this place. A small floor with small windows that does not have any charm. However when you go to second floor you feel shame because of these...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 2 days ago

The security is invasive, confusing and weird, but it is totally worth it. No picture or description can convey how beautiful and special this place is. The stained glass is overwhelming and unmatched as far as I know. I wouldn't miss this place if I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 2 days ago

A stained glass masterpiece. If you like the artwork involved in stained glass, then this is a must. I did not count, but there are at least 48 large windows with many scenes of life back centuries ago. Each one seems to have a different...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Degrees
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the highlights of all of Paris. the beauty of this takes one's breath away. Not to be missed under any circumstances. Easy to access by walking or public transportation.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pumpkinj2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Of all the cathedrals my wife and I visited duringour Christmas holiday in Paris, Sante-Chapelle was my favourite. There are no words to describe how stunning the stained glass windows are. An audio guide is mandatory for explaining each of the panel.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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,
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14 December 2018|
Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure it is usex as a place of worship amymore. Suggest going to Notre Dame cathedral.
8 December 2018|
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Response from AdrianG1768 | Reviewed this property |
Between 30 minutes and one hour inside, without the time needed to purchase the ticket.
28 November 2018|
Response from Trippin2018 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn’t take the tour.