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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 via mobile

When we talk about Paris, we talk about the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower but not enough about the Sainte Chapelle. It is a place that breathes the French Middle Ages, with magnificent and instructive stained glass windows. Do not miss the opportunity of seeing...More

Thank LaBoi6469
Reviewed yesterday

The wait for this chapel is not that long. The audio guide which costs 3 Euros is not recommended as it is a very small place and there is not much explanation to do. There is only one real site to witness which is the...More

Thank Victor L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The entrance fee is EUR 10. I find this expensive for a small chapel. I actually don’t mind paying this much if the information for tourists inside, i.. reading materials regarding the chapel, or explanations would be sufficient. However, this is not the case for...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning stained-glass windows. Can be done as a very short trip/visit. It is really just about the stained-glass windows. The wait was much shorter if you had the Pass.

Thank jtrvlr1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful church with walls mostly of glass. *Do Not bother getting the audio guide - it was worthless. Look for informational laminated cards to the side of the church door when you enter upstairs. The sun would go in and out of the clouds illuminating...More

Thank rowsdowwwer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for a Vivaldi concert in this magnificent church that is filled with stained glass everywhere you look. If you can't make the it for a concert, go during the day when the sun comes pouring in through the glass

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Does not take long to visit, unless you want to "read' all of the windows. Great to go in the morning when the sun is shining in the windows. the church is old, but 70% of the windows are original, which is pretty amazing. This...More

Thank cocopuffs
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had heard that this cathedral has the most beautiful stained glass windows in all of Paris, and this is true. The stain glass work is jaw dropping!

Thank MSHS5440
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most gorgeous church we saw in Paris (which is definitely saying something). Well worth a visit and the entry fee!

Thank ahoykato
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful as a less busy alternative to Notre Dame. And the Conciergerie is worth adding to the experience. Fascinating.

Thank clairesimcock
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.
22 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.
2 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