Sainte Chapelle

Visit Sainte Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle is one of Paris' jewels. This 1246 inspired monument features 15 wonderful stainglass windows that should be seen from the inside.

We recommend you to visit Sainte Chapelle, so close to Notre-Dame Cathedral and La Conciergerie. To avoid the long queues, go there at opening time. Avoid weekends and buy your museum pass.


Sainte Chapelle
Sainte-Chapelle was the schrine for the Crown of Thorns
Sainte-Chapelle was the schrine for the Crown of Thorns

Sainte Chapelle facts

Sainte Chapelle is located 4, boulevard du Palais 75001 Paris. Locate Sainte Chapelle on Paris map. Entrance fee: 8.50 euros. Hours: open every day March 1 to October 31: 9.30am to 6pm. November 1 to February 28: 9am to 5pm. As the police filters the visitors, there is no access between 12pm and 2pm.

Details on Saint Chapelle entrance fees and visits
Concerts in Sainte Chapelle (March to November)

Paris metro: Cite station (line 4). Saint Michel (RER B).

Sainte-Chapelle in Paris
Sainte-Chapelle in Paris

Sainte Chapelle history

Sainte Chapelle is a gothic chapel, built on Ile de la Cite, the Paris Island, in 1246 during the Middle Ages.

King Saint Louis bought the Christ's Crown of Thorns from Constantinople, nowadays Istambul. The King commissioned Sainte Chapelle as the crown's schrine in his Cite Palace, nowadays the Conciergerie.

In 1806, the Crown was transfered to Notre Dame where it can be seen every first friday of the month.

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