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Priority tickets for the Sainte-Chapelle

Duration: from 45 minutes to 1 hour
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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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COVID-19 information

The 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 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).

When

  • 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

Provider

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