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Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

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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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  • To visit a sunny day so that the sunlight illuminates the stained glass windows. The Chapel is not too large, this is a simple and beautiful. Take binoculars to appreciate patterns in height. Enjoy forms, scenes, authentic colors. This Chapel is a jewel, too often overlooked in favor of the imposing church of our Lady.
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  • Upon entering, your draw drops from the pure age of this chapel. Take a quick, steep walk up the his and hers staircase and be treated with the most wonderful display of stained glass that exists in t...  more »
  • Barbara! Although I'm a little decadent, needing repairs, its stained-glass Windows are wonderful, divine. Place to appreciate and enjoy the game that the rays of sunlight allows us to admire.
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  • This medieval Gothic chapel was not on a list of sights that we were supposed to see with our travel agency. It is quite small so the waiting lines are usually quite long. However if one comes early in the morning (as we did) he might get lucky (as we were) and see the interior of the chapel in relative peace and quiet. The place is unbelievable. Small, dark, but full of history.
  • Under construction when I visited so I'm not sure I got the full extent of it. The lineup was horribly long and the church itself was fairly small. Was not really worth the wait in my opinion.
  • Great but... closed from 1300 to 1415 despite everything - including their own website - that says they're open.
  • Beautiful chapel with gorgeous stain glass windows. It's a must to see and if you have a nice sunny day even better.
  • Make sure to visit La Sainte Chapelle when you go to Paris. It's one of the most amazing churches you'll ever see in your life. The vitreaux are just breathtaking.