Sainte Chapelle, built in Paris in 1246 to host the Christ' Crown of Thorns, has 15 spectacular and colorful stainglasses.
Sainte Chapelle is one of Paris' jewels. This 1246 inspired monument features 15 wonderful stainglass windows that should be seen from the inside.
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.
Paris metro: Cite station (line 4). Saint Michel (RER B).
Sainte Chapelle is a gothic chapel, built on Ile de la Cite, the Paris Island, in 1246 during the Middle Ages.
King Saint Louis (picture) 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 (picture), nowadays the Conciergerie.
In 1806, the Crown was transfered to Notre Dame Cathedral where it can be seen every first friday of the month (details).