Soaring stained glass windows beam a myriad of colored light onto the floor's rich tile mosaics inside Sainte-Chapelle. This house of worship is one of the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period Gothic architecture, and retains one of the most extensive collections of 13th-century stained glass anywhere in the world. Built by the French kings to house the relics of the Crown of Thorns, this "jewel box" structure has two levels and an impressive vaulted ceiling. Use our Paris online travel planner to visit Sainte-Chapelle on your trip to Paris, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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La Sainte Chapelle est, pour moi, le plus belle église de Paris ! A voir ABSOLUMENT ! Conseil : achetez vos billets coupe file sur internet pour éviter l'attente aux caisses et privilégiez le matin ! ... more »The Holy Chapel is, for me, the most beautiful church in Paris! To see ABSOLUMENT! Tip: buy your tickets cut out on the internet to avoid waiting at the checkouts and prefer in the morning! There's less people!
The glass painting windows on the upper level are spectacular. The place a bit crowded, especially at the door on the second floor. People just would not move after they've taken photo, so other can h... more »
You can't buy tickets at the gate anymore. You need to check in early at the computer or with the DuckTheLine app. That said, it's definitely worth the trip to the top but you'll need to be ready to do some climbing. You'll first go up to the ticket lobby, then to a mid-level viewing area where you can go inside a bell tower and see into a bell, then finally go to the top of the tower, where the staircase gets really skinny. Great views from there.
Saint Chapelle is a smaller chapel compared to others, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful! My boyfriend and I went this past summer and it was better than what we anticipated. We bought our tickets at a kiosk and had to come back at a later time, keep in mind you cannot buy tickets at the gate. Definitely worth the wait and be prepared to climb some steps!
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