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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 5 days ago via mobile

The line to get inside was a little long. The stained glass windows were amazing. Also lots of fun facts.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cdavis37
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely incredible stain glass interior throughout. Breath-taking how the natural light enters through!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FamilyofBoys
Reviewed 5 days ago

Make sure you read up about it before getting there as very little information. Look at the film about the cleaning and the restorations of the windows - very interesting

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jocass39
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gorgeous cathedral of almost all glass. One of the few cathedrals with an admission fee. However, you walk into a "lower" cathedral (which is cool for the original paintings) but you need to take a spiral stairway up to the glass cathedral. I saw several...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank llthornburg
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautiful windows and good explanation card in English. We had booked ahead so skipped queues. Good shop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pennycross
Reviewed 6 days ago

My first experience to Sainte-Chapelle was a few years ago when we went to a Vivaldi concert one evening (remarkable by the way). Although I appreciated the beauty of the cathedral, on this visit seeing it by day was a totally different experience. We were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Anna B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very commercialized - whole first floor is a gift shop and entrance fee is a bit too high. It is quite small and if there's a guided group, you won't be able see past them unless they leave.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ramun_p
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most beautiful room I have ever seen. Any trip to Paris should include Sainte Chapelle and the nearby Notre Dame of course.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank richardheidemann
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning, priceless, breathtaking. Not enough words to describe such beauty of work. Stirring and very emotional.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank spdds
Reviewed 1 week ago

So close to the notre dame and frankly a much more interesting smaller church. Don't get me wring the notre dame is nice too, but you get tired of big stony cathedrals. this church has its origins in the medieval french palace - and is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank oliviamP8323TX
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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.