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Priority tickets for the Sainte-Chapelle

4.5/5
Excellent
Based on 277 reviews
Duration: from 45 minutes to 1 hour
Mobile voucher accepted

Do this because

Enjoy direct access to this iconic monument

Discover the most extensive 13th-century stained glass collection

Admire one of the highest achievements of Gothic architecture

What to expect

Discover a gem of Gothic style built in seven years: The Sainte Chapelle in the Palais de la Cité!

Consecrated on 26 April 1248, the Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. It was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his precious collection of Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis.

Along with the Conciergerie, the Sainte-Chapelle is one of the earliest surviving buildings of the Capetian royal palace on the Île de la Cité. Although damaged during the French Revolution, and restored in the 19th century, it has one of the most extensive 13th-century stained glass collection anywhere in the world. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15 meters high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments recounting the history of the world until the arrival of the relics in Paris.

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What’s included

Entrance ticket

What’s not included

Guide

Audioguide

Location

8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

Meeting point:

Present your ticket at the entrance of the Sainte Chapelle. Metro stop: Cité (line 4).

Provider

Monuments Nationaux

Important to know

  • The ticket gives access to an unguided tour of the monument
  • Helmets, luggage and big items exceeding 55cmx35cmx20cm will not be accepted
  • Free admission for children under 18 years, EU citizens (18-25), disabled people and their companion, French unemployed people, Pass Education holders
  • Free admission for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month from November to March and on the European Heritage Days (the third weekend of September)
  • The monument is closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.5/5

Based on 277 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From Italy - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Hadn’t been back many years and thought it was as exceptional as the first time!

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    ottimo

  • Anonymous

    From Germany - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Da vedere assolutamente , bellissima !

  • Anonymous

    From France - September 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Rien à dire, bonne organisation