Come and visit the Sainte-Chapelle and expect to be dazzled by this Parisian jewel in the Rayonnant Gothic style, designed in just 7 years !
A UNESCO world heritage
Designed in the middle of the 13th century as a reliquary monument, the magnificent Sainte-Chapelle du Palais houses Christ’s crown of thorns. This church is as beautiful as the crown was painful. During your visit to the Sainte-Chapelle, you will be fascinated by the high ceilings, the staircase of honor and the superb stained glass windows which relate the history of the world. This medieval splendor is located right in the heart of the Palais de la Cité in Paris. Nestled on the Île de la Cité, this impressive and intimate chapel, consecrated on April 26, 1248, is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The residence of the kings
Built in just 7 years, the Sainte-Chapelle is an important monument for both religious and political reasons. The Palais de la Cité was the medieval residence of the kings of France until the 14th century and we feel today that it is still steeped in history. The Holy Crown and other sacred relics made the mighty King Saint Louis the undisputed ruler of Western Christianity. The stained glass windows, spread over 15 superb windows, represent 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments and relate the history of the world until the arrival of the relics in Paris. Nothing is more beautiful than the light that comes through these 15 meter high windows and reflects on the floor of the chapel on sunny days. Take your ticket and come and visit the Sainte-Chapelle, this masterpiece of Gothic architecture.
8 boulevard du Palais
Rates and terms
Full price, €11.50;
Ticket combined with the Conciergerie: 18€50
Group visit Group rate, €9.
Reservation for groups required by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free admission on the 1st Sunday of the month, from November to March. Free for children under 18 and for nationals of the European Union or regular residents of the territory of the European Union between the ages of 18 and 25, 1st and 2nd degree teachers. Free for visitors with disabilities and their companion, job seekers and recipients of social minima. Free young people and children -18 years old.