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.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
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).
- Open every day
From 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (7.00 pm from April to September)
Closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
Centre des Monuments Nationaux
Important to know
- During this period of reopening of the monuments, the Center des Monuments Nationaux asks its visitors to define their day and time of visit in advance
- The ticket gives access to an unguided tour of the monument
- Helmets, luggage and big items exceeding 55cmx35cmx20cm will not be accepted