La planta baixa esta bé, quan puges a la segona planta.... és espectacular!!!
Sainte Chapelle: Priority Entrance
Mar 8, 2020
Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie: Priority Entrance
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...
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.