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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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Today
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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breathtaking when you enter la Grande Chapelle; they do not offer English tour; rent the audio guide; French guide was very upbeat, funny and lots of interesting information

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

breathtaking when you enter la Grande Chapelle; they do not offer English tour; rent the audio guide; French guide was very upbeat, funny and lots of interesting information

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Make sure you hit the second floor. That's where the amazing 15 stained glass panels with a story to tell. Beautiful. Seriously beautiful.

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One is amazed at the beauty and intricate work and colors of this small church. We felt a spiritual experience being in the midst of such architectural beauty. Truly worth the visit to see the exquisite stain glass windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tiny, by comparison to Notre Dame, church was the resting place for Christ's 'crown of thorns', when it was brought back to France to establish it as the center of Christendom. Gone are the Gothic walls and in is pure light in the form of the miraculous windows that create this early 'light box'.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By far one of the most beautiful locations in Paris. Do not miss this inspiring house of worship! The small chapel and then the church itself are awesome to view!

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If you put this Chappel in another city it would probably rate much higher but when I factor the wait in line, the admission cost, the size of the Chappel and all of the other beautiful churches around it that are free I can't say it is a must see. I would skip it and spend the time at one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The stained glass is, simply, astonishing. An absolute MUST SEE, then wander across the bridges over the Seine and down the magical streets of the I'lle St. Louis. THIS is Paris at its prettiest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We paid 10EUR pp to enter the chapelle and it was worth every penny. The structure is simply beautiful and the painted glass windows and walls are breathtaking especially when the sun rays are falling on them. While there is'nt much to do here as there are only 2 halls, one can listen to the story behind each painting on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the absolute epitome of stained glass beauty and is well worth a visit, especially if combined with a vist to the Conciergerie prison next door(combined ticket0.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Downstairs is spectacular but does not prepare you for the amazing sight up stairs. We were luck that they weather was good and caught the windows in all their glory

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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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