Sainte ChapelleCurrently Closed
- Address: 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-153406080
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Performance, Family And Kids
What can you say about a place that’ll engage your eyes and ears at the same time? If you ever wanted to feel close to Christ, this is a really good place to visit. Louis IX, who was looking to house the “Passion Relics” of Christ, paid for this beautiful Gothic church. Dressed as a penitent, he personally carried the relics, which included the Crown of Thorns, into Sainte-Chapelle. The imperial sanctuary is a prime sample of the stage of Gothic design style called "Rayonnant", distinctive for it’s by its feeling of weightlessness and solid verticals. Getting there will leave you breathless, and you’ll hike up a LOT of steps, but once there, it’s a visual feast. You will loved the stained glass, and the jewel-like walls. For an added bonus, book tickets for the occasional classical music performances scheduled in the evenings. It really adds to the experience. And in case you didn’t know, the Notre Dame Cathedral is next door.
- 8.50 €, Reduced rate- 5.50 €, Adult group rate- 6.50 € (minimum 20 persons); School group rate- 30 € (maximum 35 students, 2 accompanying adults included, adult group rate for additional accompanying adult).
- Counters will close thirty minutes before closing time.
- Free admission: Minors under 18 (family visit) 18-25 years old (for people under 26 years old who are citizens of one the 27 countries of EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) Disabled visitors and their escorts Unemployed person.
- Metro: Cite (M4- Maroon), Chatelet (M1- Yellow; M4- Maroon; M7- Pink; M11- Brown; M14- Purple)
- RER: B(Blue) C(Yellow)
- Aarapana (Indian, A little Expensive, Casual)
- Le Zimmer (French, Highly Expensive)
- Quai – Quai(French, Expensive)
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28.03% of people who visit Paris include Sainte Chapelle in their plan
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47.89% of people start their Sainte Chapelle visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sainte Chapelle
72.8% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sainte Chapelle
Great landmark to site see. Known for their beautiful stain glass windows. They offer cards to describe each window panel. When sun comes through panels it can be spectacular. Attended a concert in chapel and acoustics were impressive. Close to metro station and bar/restaurants. A must stop when in Paris.
Fabulous chapel. It was definitely the church for the royals, for everything is Royal symbols, brighter colors, more stain glass windows than you could imagine. The Bible stories on the doors and on the stained glass windows are incredible. Above the doors is a very interesting sculpture of the contrast of those who go to heaven or hell. Lots of symbolism to remind them to look to God for direction. Loved the rich deep blues and reds and all the light from the massive windows all the way around.
Go on a sunny day. To get the full experience you'll want sunlight lighting up the stained glass windows. Note that you'll need to climb up narrow stairs to get the level with the stained glass windows. Take some time to read the little pamphlet. It will explain how to view/read the stained glass windows. If you want to get some nice pictures bring a wide angle lens.
An amazing church with some amazing history. It was easy to fund and not very busy. I felt a little underwhelmed compared to the pictures online. So don't be let down when you go. It was nice at all but it felt more like a big room than an old cathedral. The bottom is just a souvenir shop but I was still very impressed with it all! Go when it's sunny... because the glass will be brighter!
A steep price to pay for such a small chapel, especially considering the Louvre is only charging €15. But this chapel was breathtaking. It can get quite packed. The immense detail can leave you spending almost 30min here. Great little on site gift shop. Try to buy tickets ahead of time if possible- today they only had 1 cashier whole those with printed tickets were able to walk right in.