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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
from US$11.77*
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The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and features a truly exceptional collection of stained-glass windows. It was built in the mid 13th century by Louis IX, at the heart of the royal residence, the Palais de la Cité...more
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8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 53 40 60 80
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Reviewed today via mobile

I think this chapel is a true gem, and should be on everybody's to-do list when in Paris. Queue's can be long-ish but don't let that stop you! Fantastic coloured glass windows from 14th century!

Thank Koen D
Reviewed today

Sainte-Chapelle is stunning. When you first walk into the main part of the church it's breath taking. It's tucked away and not as well known as other sites in Paris but it is worth the stop. I would say you do not need more than...More

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An amazing chapel in the middle of Palais de Justice . Full of vitraux from middle age and rebuilt in the 18 eme siecle .

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Reviewed today via mobile

Surrounded by huge stained glass windows you are encapsulated in light of changing colors. Much more intimate than Notre-Dame. Can almost be hypnotized by color. Interesting history as well

Thank Burtmann
Reviewed yesterday

Walking up the stairs on a dark and rainy day I was told to close my eyes as I emerged into the overwhelming beauty of the inside of Sainte-Chapelle. Opening my eyes - It was an experience like no other. You will be surrounded by...More

Reviewed yesterday

This church is very close to Notre Dame, but not nearly as popular. That's a good thing. The stained glass work is phenomenal, as are the floors. The story of the chapel is meaningful, as well. Note that you may use a museum pass for...More

Thank Kristine K
Reviewed yesterday

This chapel has the most beautiful windows and the chapel has a hand out that explains the windows and the chapel history. Excellent.

Thank Sarah Jean K
Reviewed yesterday

My only suggestion is do not go at noon - it is so dark in there and you don't see the stained glass in all its glory! A tour would really be a great idea in here so you get the full experience,

Thank VickiA63
Reviewed yesterday

Just happened to go into Sainte-Chapelle with our guide. It is stunning truly spectacular. Don't miss this!

Thank lindaOrlando
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Spectacular small gothic church with the most incredible windows. Go early in the day close to opening (9AM) midweek to avoid long lines. This is a must see if you want to experience Paris beyond just the BIG tourist sites.

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very
heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité,
sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of
Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the
site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held
before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic
Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the
Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
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13 September 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
To my recollection Yes. You go though security at the entry for a security check. I entered with a small backpack.
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Response from G2978WQcynthiab | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I don't know. I carried a small dross body purse with no problem but a backpack is different.
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Response from SBnm13 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know. I always print my tickets out because if I lose my phone or there’s issue I at least have a paper back up.