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Tickets for Sainte Chapelle: Priority Entrance

Stunning stained glass light fills this 13th century Parisian Gothic-style gem

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Wheelchair accessible
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.

Overview

Highlights

  • Prepare to be dazzled by this Rayonnant Gothic period jewel in Paris, built in just 7 years
  • Walk around the finest royal chapel to be built in France and marvel at the surprisingly elegant 13th-century architecture
  • Witness the story of the history of the world until the arrival of the relics in Paris, displayed in the huge windows

Description

Designed in the middle of the 13th century as a monumental reliquary, the beautiful Sainte-Chapelle housed the Christ’s Crown of Thorns. This church is as beautiful as that crown was painful. You'll be awestruck by the towering ceilings, the ceremonial staircase, and the epic stained glass windows - which tell the story of the history of the world. All this medieval beauty, in the heart of Paris's Palais de la Cité.

Located on the Île de la Cité, this impressive and intimate chapel, consecrated on 26 April 1248, is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Built in just 7 years, the Sainte-Chapelle remains an important building for both religious and political reasons. The medieval Palais de la Cité was the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century and you can really feel the history here. Having Christ's Crown of Thorns, and other sacred relics, made powerful monarch Saint Louis the top dog of Western Christianity.

The panes in all 15 of those amazing windows depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments, all of which recount the story of the world, right up until the arrival of the relics in Paris. There's nothing as pretty as seeing the light stream through those 15-meter high windows onto the chapel floor on a sunny day.

Ticket

What's included

Entrance to Sainte-Chapelle

What's not included

Entrance to the Conciergerie
Additional info

Opening Hours:

  • 1 April - 30 September: 09:00 - 19:00
  • 1 October - 31 March: 09:00 - 17:00
  • 24 & 31 December: 09:00 - 16:00, last admission at 15:15

Getting There:

  • Metro: Line 4 to Cité; Line 1, 7, 11 or 14 to Châtelet
  • Bus: Lines 21, 27, 38, 85, 96 or Balabus

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • 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

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed

How to get there

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

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Mar 12, 2020
La planta baixa esta bé, quan puges a la segona planta.... és espectacular!!!
Mar 7, 2020
Easy access and we did not wait in the long line
Mar 6, 2020
quick and excellent

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