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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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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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You'll need a neck brace after you leave here from looking up so much, but it's worth it. The stained glass is just incredible.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You'll need a neck brace after you leave here from looking up so much, but it's worth it. The stained glass is just incredible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't like anything about religion. But the mosaic from the Sainte Chapelle are so beautiful... They have my attention and deserve a visit! It's a small place (at the internet looks bigger), you can meet quickly. It's better go at a day with sun. Near to the exit, have some big cards with explanation in a few languages. It's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cathedral was built to house the crown of thorns (although it now resides in the Louvre). It has huge windows that tell the stories in the Bible. There are guides in several languages that you can use in the room to find out the significance of each window. It was cold outside and very cold inside!

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The church was so beautiful. When I entered inside, I was shocked. You must try! I can't tell you how wonderful it was unless you see it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A glorious chapel on two levels, originally built during the 13th century as the private royal chapel, damaged during the Revolution, but magnificently restored to its Gothic glory in the 19th century. And many of the stained glasses windows are completely authentic. Stunning. Intimate, but monumental at the same time and an architectural marvel to rival Notre Dame.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The stunning colors and light that shines through the stain glass windows is incredible. Such a gorgeous church..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only found out about this place last year. Next to cité mètro and near Notre Dame. The stained glass windows are breath-taking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A magical place that is a must visit each. It is best to go on a sunny day. Because of the sun begins an incredible game of colors. Going to need a guide to the history of the chapel. The entrance is located on the right side, make no mistake! And do not forget that this chapel has two floors!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Upon entering, your draw drops from the pure age of this chapel. Take a quick, steep walk up the his and hers staircase and be treated with the most wonderful display of stained glass that exists in the entire world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning stained glass windows inside. Unfortunately there were no tours at the time we arrived, and the audio guides weren't available to rent for some reason, so i didn't feel that I got an idea about what the windows actually represented but they did look absolutely fantastic. Needs to be kept in better condition inside!

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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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