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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

You think you are going in the wrong place. "Why am I going to court?" But this is so worth it. the stained glass is amazing. Something like 1167 different scenes from the Bible. Gorgeous Gothic architecture.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mrmomnwa
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a warning of the disappointment of not getting in to see the Sainte - Chappelle. We had just done a bus tour and came off to visit the Chappelle, we stood in line and waited , we were there at 4pm. A gentleman...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rhosynmelyn
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful place for those who like stained glass windows. It is a breathtaking room surrounded by exquisite windows that soar to the vaulted ceiling. It is hard to believe that this building was build strictly as a reliquary. A not to miss...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would call this one a hidden Gem. My tour guide for the Isle told us if you go to the Conciergerie (where Marie Antoinette was held in Jail) you can get a combo ticket to that and the Sainte-Chapelle and can skip the line...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank iaheflin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I didn’t realise how small the chapel was. Well worth a visit. Stained glass windows are amazing. Not long queues to gain access. We went on a sunny day which made the windows even better.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 777NickS777
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the cathedral at Notre-Dame and the exterior is extremely impressive - that iconic edifice! Wow! However, inside it was less impressive lacking the ornateness you expect from famous religious buildings. So, what a nice surprise it was to find an ornate gem virtually...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony P
Reviewed 6 days ago

When visiting Notre Dame in Paris, make sure you also see Saint-Chapelle, it's a 5 minute walk away and I liked this better than ND, the stained glass is the BEST I've seen. To get to the high chapel (where the stained glass is), you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank susan k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here based on recommendations from multiple social media sites and were not disappointed. The downstairs area is nice but upstairs is amazing. The view was so good that people hardly talked. They have laminated guides explaining the different sections of glass for those...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank mromero0994_
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning. Line moved fairly quickly considering we didn’t purchase museum pass. Wish we had purchased audio tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bgrove
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There isn’t much to do, or much room to accommodate so many at one time but all that is needed is there. The stained glass is the most beautiful that I’ve ever seen. I would love to go back on a sunnier day and take...More

Date of experience: November 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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6 February 2019|
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Response from chameleons_carryons | Reviewed this property |
We did not attend a concert at beautiful Sainte Chappelle. But, check out the classictic website for purchase. There is also a discussion link on Rick Steves website with advice from people who have attended concerts... More
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.
9 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.