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.
What’s not included
8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Present your ticket at the entrance of the Sainte Chapelle. Metro stop: Cité (line 4).
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.