Sainte Chapelle Tours

Built by King Louis IX to house a relic of the crown of thorns—now kept at nearby Notre Dame Cathedral—the 13th-century Sainte Chapelle is renowned for its striking Gothic architecture and some of the most exquisite stained glass windows in Europe. 

The Basics
The Sainte Chapelle is part of the Palais de la Cité, and entrance is included with the Paris Museum Pass. Visitors can purchase a combination ticket including skip-the-line access to both the chapel and the adjoining La Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned. 

Official Sainte Chapelle tours are conducted in French only, so book a group or private tour if you want to explore the chapel with a guide. For the best value, opt for a walking tour of the Île de la Cité, which includes visits to other attractions such as the towers of Notre Dame or a Seine River cruise.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • All visitors must go through a security check. Large bags are not allowed inside.
  • Audio guides are available in 11 different languages.
  • Most areas of the Sainte Chapelle are wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Sainte Chapelle is located on the Boulevard du Palais, on the Île de la Cité in the middle of the Seine River. It’s a short walk from nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, and the closest metro station is Cité (Line 4). Alternatively, ride the RER or metro (Line 4) to St.-Michel Notre-Dame and walk across the Pont Saint-Michel.

When to Get There
The Sainte Chapelle is open daily year-round, but it can get crowded in peak season, so opt for an early morning visit to avoid the crowds. The most impressive time to admire the stained glass windows is in the morning or late afternoon, when the sun shines directly through the glass. 

The Upper Chapel
The magnificent Upper Chapel is the star attraction of the Sainte Chapelle. It’s encircled by 15 gigantic stained glass windows, each towering 49 feet (15 meters) high, which depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments. The 13th-century artworks have been painstakingly restored and are joined by the 15th-century Rose Window to create a dramatic effect, bathing the chapel in multicolored light. 
Location
Address: 4 boulevard du Palais, Paris 75001, France
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Hours: Varies by season
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Admission: € 10 for adults
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité

Avoid the huge crowds with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to Sainte Chapelle in Paris. See more than 1,000 exquisite stained-glass windows at this royal chapel of the Rayonnant Gothic period. The huge windows depict Old and New Testament stories in beautiful colors that light up in the sunlight. Because you can skip the pesky entrance lines, you’ll have even more time to admire the work that went into these windows.
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Paris Super Saver: Skip the Line Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie Combined Ticket

Get skip-the-line access to two of Paris' most popular monuments: the Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle. Purchase this ticket ahead of time to guarantee your admission to these often-crowded attractions with express entry so you can make the most of your time in Paris.
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2-Day Paris Package Including City Tour, Louvre Tour and Seine River Cruise

Pack the highlights of Paris into two days with this package that offers only the best of France’s capital city. Get priority access at the Louvre Museum, and go on a Seine River cruise that you won't soon forget. Choose between a private city tour by vehicle or electric bike, and then explore Montmartre with your own personal guide. Lastly, head over to Île de la Cité to sample local wine and cheese before your 2-day journey comes to an end.
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Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame & Tower, Sainte Chapelle, & Marie Antoinette’s Prison

Discover the historical delights of Ile de la Cité, a small island on the Seine, on this 3-hour tour in Paris. With a guide, you'll visit its top attractions: Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, and the Conciergerie, learning about their significance and events that took place at each site. The island is one of Paris' most beautiful locations, so don't miss this chance to understand more about it, including its dark past. Skip-the-line access and special entry to climb the Notre Dame towers are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie

Discover Gothic architecture, medieval artefacts and centuries of heritage on this 3.5-hour art history walking tour of Paris. After a traditional Parisian snack of coffee and croissants by the Seine River, explore the 12th-century Notre Dame Cathedral with your guide. Visit the Sainte Chapelle on the Île de la Cité and admire the spectacular 13th-century stained glass windows in the nave. Finish your tour at the Conciergerie, once part of the Palais de la Cité. Your tour size is limited to eight to ensure a more personalized experience.
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Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité Tour with Skip the Line Visit of Sainte-Chapelle Combo Tour

Discover the Old World legends and royal intrigue of medieval Paris on this great-value combo tour of Île de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral. Explore the site of the city’s original founding on a walking tour of the storied Ile de la Cité, sandwiched between the banks of the Seine River, and learn the secrets behind one of Europe’s most famous Gothic cathedrals inside Notre Dame. Cap off the 2.5-hour tour with skip-the-line entry to King Louis IX’s glorious, 13th-century chapel, Sainte-Chapelle.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Paris Ile de la Cite Medieval Private Walking Tour: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie

Experience the beauty and history of one of the River Seine's last two natural islands—Ile de la Cité—on a private 3-hour walking tour with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. Admire the stunning gothic architecture of this centuries-old church, see its iconic gargoyles and step inside to view its towering vaulted ceilings and learn about its legendary bell ringer from your art historian guide. Then enjoy exclusive skip-the-line access into Sainte-Chapelle—known for its incredible stained glass windows—and the Conciergerie, a once torturous prison where Marie Antoinette served time. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

Enjoy free entry to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you visit the sites that interest you most. Take advantage of skip-the-line entry to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum and Centre Pompidou, and make the most of free entry to the Palace of Versailles and more. Choose from a 2, 3, 4- or 6-day pass; all include additional free sightseeing tours and unlimited public transport on select services. Hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for 1-day.
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Paris Museum Pass 4 Days

Make the most of your time in the 'City of Light' with a 4-day Paris Museum Pass, allowing you free, skip-the-line entry to more than 50 monuments and museums throughout the greater city. Head directly into the Louvre to marvel at some of the world's greatest artistic masterpieces, take in panoramic views from atop the Arc de Triomphe and stroll through the stunning Musée d’Orsay's Impressionist and Post-Impressionists galleries, enjoying works by Monet, Manet and van Gogh. Other attractions include the Panthéon, Tours de Notre-Dame and the Château de Fontainebleau.
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Paris Museum Pass 2 Days

Experience the best of Paris at a discounted rate with a Paris Museum Pass, good for free entry at more than 50 area attractions over 2 days. Skip the lines for direct access to places like the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, home to iconic works by such artists as Manet, Renoir and Lautrec. Visit landmarks like Versailles and the Arc de Triomphe, tour the stunning cathedral of Notre-Dame and wonder among the many sculpture of the Musée Rodin―all by using this one convenient pass.
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Conciergerie, Sainte-Chapelle, and Notre Dame Cathedral Tour in Paris

Visit the three main attractions of Ile de la Cité on this guided tour of Paris' historical island on the River Seine. You'll explore the Gothic landmark Notre Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie, and Sainte-Chapelle, learning about the city's art, architecture, history, and mysteries from medieval times to the French Revolution. Skip-the-line access provided when available.
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Paris Highlights Walking Tour: Eiffel Tower Summit, Notre Dame, Seine Cruise

Check off Paris' major attractions on this walking tour with a guide who shows you the must-see sights in the City of Light. You'll climb the steps to the first and second levels of the Eiffel Tower, take a 'scandals' tour of the Louvre Museum, and explore the Ile de la Cité, the island where Notre Dame Cathedral sits on the River Seine.
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Paris Museum Pass and Seine River Cruise Including Delivery to Your Hotel

Savor the world-class art offerings of Paris while avoiding the long entrance queues with the Paris Museum Pass. Choose from a 2-, 4- or 6-day pass, and enjoy unlimited, skip-the-line entry to more than 60 museums and attractions in Paris and surrounds. Also included is a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the famous Seine River. Get a new perspective on riverside landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Notre Dame while relaxing aboard a specially designed touring boat.
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Kids and Families Paris Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie Tour

Getting kids excited about sightseeing can be a challenge, but this tour is tailor-made for families with children, ensuring that all ages are thoroughly entertained. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and climb the bell tower for a spectacular view of the city, learn more about Parisian history at the Conciergerie, then marvel at the stunning architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.
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PREMIUM SIGHTSEEING TOUR PARIS

Make the most of your limited time in Paris and get a concentrated dose of the city on your private tour with a Paris-savvy chauffeur. Enjoy the ride as you visit the landmarks of your choice. Add the Musee d’Orsay, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and more. Your multilingual tour guide gives you fascinating commentary about the attractions on your itinerary.
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Paris Night Bike Tour

Pedal through the City of Light on a 4.5-hour evening bike tour. Follow your guide past Paris' top attractions, such as the Louvre, Notre Dame and the famous Berthillon ice cream shop, and listen to commentary along the way. After a relaxing ride through the illuminated city, top off your tour with a 1-hour cruise along the Seine with a glass of wine.
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Paris Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

Embark on a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Paris, complete with an optional Seine River cruise or skip-the-line entry to the Louvre. Travel through various arrondissements taking in the City of Light's top attractions. Marvel at spectacular Sacre Coeur at the center of Montmartre, see Hemingway's favorite hangouts in Saint-Germain-des-Prés and admire the iron work of the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Then extend your explorations with either a leisurely boat ride or a visit to the Louvre, one of the world's most impressive museums and home to da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
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Hidden Paris: Day Bike Tour

See Paris like a local as you pedal around its vibrant neighborhoods, lively markets and hidden sights on this 3.5-hour small-group bike tour. Explore the famous Latin Quarter, the Jewish communities of Le Marais and the historic Place de la Bastille, as well as enjoying views of iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral. With plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities, this tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
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Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Ile de la Cité Tour

The Parisian district of Ile de la Cité is packed with standout sights—and surrounded by the picturesque waters of the Seine. Cover the highlights of the stunning, history-filled island during an enriching guided visit. See the Conciergerie, where Marie-Antoinette was once imprisoned, and get a peek at the world-renowned Notre Dame Cathedral. The tour includes skip-the-line admission to the famous stained glass windows of Saint Chapelle.
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
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Paris Islands Private Tour Skip the Line Entrances and Rooftop Afternoon Tea

Stroll through the landmarks and highlights of Paris' Ile de la Cité on this 4.5-hour walking tour, including skip-the-line access to the Notre Dame Cathedral's tower. Visit the Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle, then wind up your tour with some French pastries in a restaurant with 360-degree views.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Private Tour: Guide in Paris

Get to know Paris with an insider on this private 3-hour walking tour, where your Parisian guide tailors your itinerary to suit your group’s interests. Paris is chock-full of top landmarks, and you choose which ones you’d like to see, including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysées. Discover the flakiest croissant, Berthillon ice cream and other pastry delights. Or, pick up vintage furniture and designer finds at a flea market. Walk through secret parks and lesser-known passageways, and come away feeling like a true Parisian.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Ile de la Cité Walking Tour with Lunch and Boat Cruise

Embark on a walking tour of French culture and cuisine with a visit to the Ile de la Cité, in the heart of Paris. Hear the legendary stories that surround this one of two last remaining natural islands in the Seine, and learn about the dramas and mysteries that took place here while admiring iconic attractions like Notre-Dame and Pont Neuf.  Then enjoy a delicious lunch of local dishes (think frog legs) on the Left Bank before setting out on a complimentary boat tour along the river―providing an entire new view of Paris.
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Paris Latin Quarter Night Walking Tour

Uncover Paris’ complex and colorful history on a 2-hour walking tour of the exquisite Left Bank. With an expert guide, learn about the events and characters that have touched this famous neighborhood. Pass centuries-old universities, sprawling cemeteries and iconic sites like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Cluny Museum. From the Pantheon to the immaculate Luxembourg Gardens, you’ll discover how people, art and cultural revolution has shaped the City of Light.
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2-Hour Family Tour of Notre Dame and the Sainte Chapelle

Discover the charms of Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame, and Sainte Chapelle on this 2-hour, family-friendly walking tour. Walk the peaceful streets of Ile de la Cité, a tiny oasis in the heart of Paris; learn to read stories in the stained glass of Sainte Chapelle; and listen to colorful tales about Victor Hugo’s famous Hunchback as you visit Notre Dame. Young travelers participate throughout the entire tour.
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An afternoon in Paris: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle, River Cruise & Eiffel Tower

Spend an afternoon exploring the best of Paris on a tour that combines historical attractions with a river cruise on the Seine. With a guide, you'll visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle on the Ile de la Cité plus enjoy views of Paris from the second level of the Eiffel Tower, gaining insight into these landmarks that you wouldn't get on your own. In between activities, you can walk along the river or perhaps wander through the Latin Quarter in central Paris.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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