Sainte Chapelle

5 (1 reviews)
$

Overview

Built by the obsessively pious Louis IX (1214–70), this Gothic jewel is home to the oldest stained-glass windows in Paris. The chapel was constructed over three years, at phenomenal expense, to house the king’s collection of relics acquired from the impoverished emperor of Constantinople. These included Christ’s Crown of Thorns, fragments of the Cross, and drops of Christ’s blood—though even in Louis’s time these were considered of questionable authenticity. Some of the relics have survived and can be seen in the treasury of Notre-Dame, but most were lost during the Revolution.
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Location & Maps

4 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France (Direction)

Contact Info

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Review (1) 5

  • Christian

    Great route. Too fast English delivery. So much traffic that the guide description first match to visiting places at time. Frequent buses and helpful employees. Over all time well spent.

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