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Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

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Soaring stained glass windows beam a myriad of colored light onto the floor's rich tile mosaics inside Sainte-Chapelle. This house of worship is one of the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period Gothic architecture, and retains one of the most extensive collections of 13th-century stained glass anywhere in the world. Built by the French kings to house the relics of the Crown of Thorns, this "jewel box" structure has two levels and an impressive vaulted ceiling. Use our Paris online travel planner to visit Sainte-Chapelle on your trip to Paris, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We absolutely enjoyed seeing this and must not be missed. But the mid summer queues are long and hot, even if you have a time allocated ticket slot. Worth seeing. 
    We absolutely enjoyed seeing this and must not be missed. But the mid summer queues are long and hot, even if you have a time allocated ticket slot. Worth seeing.  more »
  • Since the Covid, the entrance to Sainte Chapelle has been quite a process. This was a pre-pandemic trip that we were embarking on this summer. Normally we would have purchased a Paris Museum Pass to....  more
    Since the Covid, the entrance to Sainte Chapelle has been quite a process. This was a pre-pandemic trip that we were embarking on this summer. Normally we would have purchased a Paris Museum Pass to....  more »
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  • It was stunning to see how it is preserved until today. The fine art work on glass representing 4 colors red, blue, green and yellow is satisfying to watch. It reminds us about the glory of artists back then and gives an idea about their dedication, passion and devotion they had about their religion. But at the same time, it also reminds us that nothing in this world lasts forever. I am thankful to the ticket checker who let me in for free with my friends. The staff was very nice as well.
  • It's a beautiful chapel, especially because it has been well preserved and repaired from time to time. There are brochures at the entrance in various languages which present the story of chapel in an interesting manner. Additionally, what I really liked was a television inside explaining how various parts, sculptures and glasses are repaired or replaced. And the lower part of the building actually has the replaced parts for us to see. Must visit! PS: It's free for students up to the age of 15.

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