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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. Sainte-Chapelle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Paris Edition.
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Je n'y étais pas revenu depuis l'école primaire...et plus de 20 ans après j'ai ouvert les yeux aussi grand qu'à l'âge de 9 ans. La Sainte-Chapelle est un spectacle merveilleux pour les yeux et les sen... read more »I hadn't returned there since grade school... and more than 20 years after I opened my eyes also large at the age of 9 years. The Sainte-Chapelle is a wonderful sight for the eyes and senses. On the ground FLOOR, she still keeps its most beautiful hidden secrets. Isn't that after having the stairs we can see the dazzling lights of thousands of stained glass windows that surround us. Sumptuous and bewitching!show original
ogni volta che torno a Parigi non manco di visitare la sainte Chapelle: sublime! non delude mai. se possibile meglio programmare la visita in una giornata di sole per apprezzare appieno la bellezza de... read more »every time I come back to Paris, I shall not want to visit the sainte Chapelle: sublime! never disappoints. If we can better plan the visit on a sunny day to fully appreciate the beauty of stained glass Windowsshow original
Ever since my first visit 12 years ago, Saint-Chapelle in my mind, is the standard by which I compare other stained glass filled cathedrals and churches. Nothing comes close. If you're travelling around Europe and don't want to feel "cathedral'd out", at least visit Sainte-Chapelle. I'd even go as far as to suggest visiting this over Notre Dame.
The tickets are a bit pricey, but buy the combo ticket at the Concierge first to skip some of the lines here. The most beautiful stained glass greets you as you make your way up the stairs from the first level. Visit in the morning to have the sun accentuate the glass.
Saint Chapelle is beautiful. The stained glass is gorgeous and the rosary window is a must-see for anyone in Paris. Also they do great concerts for about 25 euros. The performers are amazing and the acoustics are great. The experience transports you to another world.
The rose window is absolutely stunning unfortunately it is about the only church in Paris you actually pay to enter and the price is ridiculous. Stick to Notre-Dame, sainte sulpice and Sacre couer if you ask me
Kiat Hong Seah
The Sainte-Chapelle contains the most breathtaking mosaics of stained glass I have ever seen. (That said, note that the chapel is really small and essentially consists only of the second floor.)
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