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Tickets for Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie: Priority Entrance

Step back in time and see two of Paris's most historical monuments

Sainte-Chapelle
 
Conciergerie
 
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Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.

Overview

Highlights

  • Be amazed by the Sainte Chapelle - the finest royal chapel to be built in France, and marvel at the remarkable 15-meter high stained glass windows
  • See one of the principal detention centers of the French Revolution, The Conciergerie, and the commemorative chapel of its most famous prisoner, Marie-Antoinette
  • Get priority entrance for two of Paris's major historical attractions in the Palais de la Cité, once the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century

Description

When modern Paris has overwhelmed you with its boutiques, bicycles, and baguettes, step back in time at two of its most interesting and historical landmarks in medieval Palais de la Cité - once the residence of the Kings of France. Sainte Chappelle with its mesmerizing stained glass windows was home to Christ's Crown of Thorns, while the Conciergerie was home, or rather prison to Marie-Antoinette! This ticket gets you priority access to both.

See two stunning monuments from France's past - a 13th century church with brilliant stained glass windows, and a medieval royal palace that was formerly home to French royalty. This Priority Entrance ticket allows you to skip the lines at both venues. NOTE: All visitors need to pass through security checks.

Sainte-Chapelle

Standing proudly on the Ile de la Cite, this intimate chapel and UNESCO World Heritage site was consecrated on April 26, 1248. It was commissioned by King Louis IX, who wanted somewhere nice to house his collection of religious relics, including Christ’s Crown of Thorns.

This Gothic chapel is renowned for its collection of 15 gorgeous stained glass windows, depicting 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments - as well as a pane showing the relocation of the Relics to Paris, prominently featuring the church's patron King Louis. On a sunny day, the light streaming in through those windows makes you forgive every drop of rain that ever fell on Paris.

Conciergerie

This medieval royal palace was abandoned by the Kings of France at the end of the 14th century (settling in the Louvre and Vincennes held more appeal), at which point it became a prison and revolutionary tribunal. It was one of the principal places of detention throughout the French Revolution (when it was known as "the antechamber to the guillotine").

That statement was certainly true in the case of its most famous resident, former Queen Marie Antoinette. As you wander the Salle des Gardes (Guards Room) and the immense Salle des Gens d'armes (Hall of the Soldiers) consider how she must have felt being imprisoned here. Her commemorative chapel was erected on the site of her cell in the renovation.

Histopad (Conciergerie)

Discover the medieval and revolutionary rooms (as well as the spaces that have disappeared) with the Histopad, an augmented reality tool that allows you to go back in time.

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What's included

Priority entrance to both venues
Histopad for the Conciergerie (if selected), available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

After the mandatory security check, go straight to the ticket holders line and show your smartphone ticket.

Venue

Opening hours

Sainte-Chapelle
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Conciergerie
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

How to get there

Sainte-Chapelle
8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001, Paris
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Ratings & reviews

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Mar 8, 2020
Awesome!!!
Mar 8, 2020
Priority tickets were definitely worth it. We showed the security guard outside the entrance to Sainte Chapelle our tickets and he let us go to the front of the line for security check. We then went through the building to a courtyard that led to the Sainte Chapelle church. We passed a long line of people waiting in the courtyard to enter the church and walked in right away. The first floor of the church has a gift shop, free pamphlets in different languages with an overview of the church history and what to see, a few small stained glass windows, a statue in the asp, and the oldest wall painting in Paris to the left of the asp. Walk up a winding staircase to the second floor with huge stained glass windows all around, each telling stories from the Bible. There are also statutes of the apostles on the walls around the room. Book for a sunny day to enjoy the windows in their full beauty. We did and they were glorious. There are laminated cards to borrow on the second floor with more detailed explanations of the windows. After leaving the church, you will exit through the courtyard to the sidewalk. Turn left and walk a few steps to the Concierge entrance. There was no line. After going through security, we picked up our histopads (looks like an ipad) and entered. The histopads are definitely worth the three euros. You scan different points in the building (short pillars with a gold symbol on top) with the histopad. Then hold the histopad up and turn it in any direction around the room. It will show you what the room looked like originally with furniture and other objects included. Some of the objects have buttons that you can click for more information about its history or significance. It's a fun and interactive way to learn about the Concierge. Allow 1 to 2 hours for the Concierge to see everything, including Marie Antoinette's prison cell. There are also some printed explanations throughout the building and a couple of videos about the history of France leading up to and immediately following the French Revolution of 1789. Highly recommended.
Feb 23, 2020
lL'émotion de ce qui est vu est difficile à transmettre avec des mots. Pour toucher l'histoire .... inoubliable!

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