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Tickets for Sainte Chapelle: Priority Entrance

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

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
Best time to visit
Sunset, just before closing time
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 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.

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Priority Entrance
What's included
  • Entrance to Sainte-Chapelle
  • Entrance to the Conciergerie
Instructions

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

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Sainte-Chapelle and Conciergerie
8,Boulevard du Palais, 75001, Paris
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
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
Reviews
Sep 17, 2018
Very beautiful!
Sep 13, 2018
Humbling experience.
Buy tix ahead and skip line.
Sep 10, 2018
Beautiful chapel, did not need to spend much time there.
Sep 9, 2018
We easily made it past security and then got to pass up the long ticket line. Saint Chapel as a must see!
Sep 8, 2018
Great
Sep 5, 2018
Great to be able to skip the queue and get straight into the church. Thanks.
Sep 2, 2018
Buying the priority tickets makes the visit so easy.
Aug 31, 2018
Very efficient!
Aug 31, 2018
It was easy to use Tiqet. It got me into Sainte Chapelle immediately.
Note: Go to Paris the last week of August. It’s less crowded. The Parisiens are still on vacation and many tourists have gone home for school.
Aug 25, 2018
We had a wonderful time.

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What do these tickets include?
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