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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
from US$ 11.46*
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 August 2004

Too many people visit Notre Dame, then decide they've had enough of churches and skip Sainte Chapelle. Big mistake!! This is the most beautiful stained glass you will see in Paris, and anywhere in France except Chartres. The lower chapel (designed for the peasants) isn't...More

37  Thank lesleywEvanstonIL
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 November 2007

We went the last full day we had in Paris, and did not have any idea what we should expect. The line was long (but not terribly) and you do have to go through the metal detectors. My advice is get the ticket for both...More

17  Thank DaShredda
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Reviewed today

Breath taking!!! Traveler from around the world should see this. its not really that huge place but heyyy its so beautiful. I should say its a must visit while you're in Paris.

Thank dayzellanns
Reviewed today via mobile

I watched the Four Seasons by Vivaldi here. It was an amazing experience. It was the highlight of my trip. Sitting there is one thing but listening to the music and the way it reverberates is something completely different.

Thank IntegraTheGreat
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really recommend this venue for the beautiful details and history. However the sainte chapelle is super small. The visit will be quick. You can enjoy some nice concert there as well :)

2  Thank homeawaywithme
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This chapel always draws me in for it's beauty and history. Get tickets in advancr or you could be turned away by the afternoon. Advanced ticket purchase also allows you to go on invinstead of standing in line forever. This church outshines Notre Dame and...More

Thank Debpsi
Reviewed yesterday

we went to Mass there on the sunday we were leaving - it was in a small chapel and had music and singing- a real treat to end our visit to France

Thank Explorer550338
Reviewed yesterday

There are 2 chapels here. A lower level with a painted ceiling and walls, and the masterpiece of the 360 degree stained glass windows in the upper level. It's beautiful, and try to time your visit when the sun is lower to shine through the...More

Thank deehell
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cost us 10 euro to get in! Was well worth it, the stained glass is amazing. Try buying the Paris pass ahead of time as we did stand in a 15 minute lineup just to buy a ticket! With the pass you get to skip...More

1  Thank Companion58073279313
Reviewed 2 days ago

To see this Gothic miracle is a must - how it was built in the 13th century, defying gravity and with such beautiful glass defies explanation. St Louis required a suitable outer 'box' for his treasure box (gold and subsequently looted) of holy relics and...More

Thank AlexandraKP
Reviewed 2 days ago

St. Chapelle, is well known and well publicized in tour books and rightfully so. It is a marvelous example of early church architecture as well as an un-parallelled example of stained glass and exquisitely done restoration. While the glass work in the capel is both...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing surprise to find this place. So beautiful! Peruse the first floor then hit the stairs and the next floor even more incredible! So worth it, don't miss it!

Thank rhonjb
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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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Lawrence V
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Response from Gladys M | Reviewed this property |
You can probably buy tickets a month or so in advance. But it seems that they add concerts if a concert sells out. I thought I was buying tickets for Friday night at 6 pm, my tickets actually were for Saturday night at 9... More
vacation f
13 September 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
To my recollection Yes. You go though security at the entry for a security check. I entered with a small backpack.
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13 September 2018|
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Response from G2978WQcynthiab | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I don't know. I carried a small dross body purse with no problem but a backpack is different.