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Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. Facts. Visits.

Sainte-Chapelle was built in Paris by King Saint-Louis from 1238 to 1246 to host the Christ' Crown of Thorns. Close to Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, a Gothic masterpiece, has 15 spectacular stained glass windows. Paris monuments.

Visit Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle is one of Paris' jewels. This 13th century inspired monument features 15 wonderful stained glass windows that should be seen from the inside.

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

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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 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 Istanbul. The King commissioned Sainte-Chapelle as the crown's shrine in his Cite Palace, nowadays the Conciergerie.

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

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