A sumptuous, intimate chapel with remarkable stained glass windows.
The Sainte-Chapelle was constructed within the heart of the Palais de la Cité, Parisian royal residence, in the middle of the XIIIth century by Louis IXth. Conceived as a monumental reliquary, the Sainte Chapelle housed the Crown of Thorns of Christ’s Passion.
Today, the architecture and famous-glass windows of the Sainte Chapelle represent a major example of the Radiant Gothic period.
> Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.
> Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch,
Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Polish.
> Audioguide available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, from € 4,50.
8, boulevard du Palais, Paris 1er.
+33 (0) 1 53 40 60 80.
stop " Notre-Dame" nearby.
9am-5pm from 11.01 to 02.28 ; 9:30am-6pm from 03.01 to 10.31 (late opening until 9:30pm on Wenesday from 05.15 to 09.15). Last entry 45 min prior to closing. Closed on 01.1, 05.1 and on 12.25.
-18s and -26s (E.U residents) free
. No entry fee on the first Sunday of each month from 1.11 to 3.31 inclusive.
Please note : the pass does not allow you to pass without queuing to Boulevard du Palais check-point. But it is not necessary to queue at the ticket office of the monument. Visitors carrying blunt instruments will be refused admission.
For security reasons reservations must be made for groups, fax 01 53 40 60 96, and there is a limit of 30 passes per group.