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  • Address: 4 boulevard du Palais, Paris 75001, France
  • Hours: Mar - Nov 9:30am - 6pm Nov - Mar 9am - 5pm. Open every day except Jan 1, May 1 and Dec 25
  • Admission: € 8 for adults

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Sainte Chapelle

The most exquisite of Paris' Gothic gems with a delicate soaring spire, Sainte Chapelle is tucked away within the walls of the Palais de Justice. The chapel consists of two areas: the simple lower chapel, once used by the servants, and the magnificent upper chapel which is illuminated by a veritable curtain of luminous 13th-century stained glass (the oldest and finest in Paris). The huge windows depict the Book of Genesis and other Old Testament stories, the Passion of Christ, history of the relics, and the Book of Revelation.

Consecrated in 1248, Sainte Chapelle was built to house what was believed to be Jesus' Crown of Thorns and other relics purchased by King Louis IX from the bankrupt empire of Byzantium. The chapel's exterior can be viewed from across the street, from the law courts' magnificently gilded 18th-century gate, which faces Rue de Lutèce. Regular evening concerts are held here.

Practical Info

Sainte Chapelle is on the Ile de la Cité in the middle of the Seine River. Nearest metro station is Cite on line 4. Access the chapel from the boulevard du Palais.

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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité, Paris, null
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité

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Paris Super Saver: Skip the Line Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie Combined Ticket

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie, Paris, Attraction ... 
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Private Tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie

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Skip-The-Line: Saint-Chapelle and Towers of Notre-Dame, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Skip-The-Line: Saint-Chapelle and Towers of Notre-Dame

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Enjoy a guided introduction and Skip-the-Line access into two of the most beautiful and most visited monuments in Paris!

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Paris Ile de la Cite Medieval Private Walking Tour: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie, ... 
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Paris Ile de la Cite Medieval Private Walking Tour: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie

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Get to the medieval soul of Paris with a private 4-hour walking tour in the historic heart of the city—the Ile de la Cité. Explore the gothic ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité Tour with Skip the Line Visit of the Sainte Chapelle Combo Tour, ... 
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Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité Tour with Skip the Line Visit of the Sainte Chapelle Combo Tour

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Discover medieval history on the age-old streets of Paris on this 2.5-hour Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral Paris Combo tour. Save time and money ...  Read more

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Ile de la Cité Walking Tour with Lunch and Boat Cruise, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Ile de la Cité Walking Tour with Lunch and Boat Cruise

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Go for a stroll on the Ile de la Cité, one of Paris' two islands on the Seine, and enjoy quintessential French cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour. With a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Paris Pass Including Entry to Over 60 Attractions, Paris, Walking Tours
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Paris Pass Including Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Discover the joy of sightseeing with the Paris Pass, which gives you free entry to the best attractions Paris has to offer. Save time as you skip the queues ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
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Paris Museum Pass and Seine River Cruise Including Delivery to Your Hotel, Paris, Sightseeing & ... 
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Paris Museum Pass and Seine River Cruise Including Delivery to Your Hotel

Avoid the lines for entrance to the Louvre, Orsay, Versailles and other museums in Paris. Have unlimited access to more than 60 museums and monuments in Paris ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Flexible

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Private Walking Tour of Paris Including Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité, Paris, Museum Tickets & ... 
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Private Walking Tour of Paris Including Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité

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Enjoy this 2-hour private tour and learn the history and secrets of Paris, by walking through its Ile de la Cité quarter, one of two natural islands on ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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