Built in the 13th century by Louis IX, or Saint Louis, to house his Passion relics, this chapel is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture, and along with La Conciergerie, one of the oldest surviving buildings on Île de la Cité, an island on the River Seine.
The chapel has two floors. On the lower floor is a chapel and bookshop. Here, the ceiling is painted in bright blues with gold fleurs de lys. The royal chapel not he upper level, reached through a flight of narrow winding stairs, is breathtaking. There are 15 massive and brilliant stained glass windows which dominate the space. The walls and flooring also contain colourful work, but the stained glass windows, depicting scenes from the bible, steal the show. You are left amazed and spell bound.
There usually aren't many people visiting this, so do not miss it, especially if you have the museum pass. There are also occasional concerts at the chapel.
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