The Sainte Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle

Only seven years were necessary to build the Sainte Chapelle commissioned by king Saint Louis at the time of the Crusades. Intended to receive the holy relics of the Passion, including the crown of thorns, this staggering church is a perfect example of radiant gothic. Divided into two levels, the upper part built for the King and his family is completely surrounded by stunning stained glass windows, depicting scenes from the Bible.

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sainte chapelle middle ages lower level blue and red painted ceiling

General information

Entrance fee : 10 € adult. Special conditions for groups. Opening hours : 9h-17h everyday in the winter (until 19h from April to September).

sainte chapelle stained glass windows in the sun

The highlights

The highlights of the Sainte Chapelle are covered in a guided tour of approximately 1h30.

Blanche de Castille

Medieval and biblical women

Tour related to great Medieval and Biblical women, such as Blanche de Castille, mother of king Saint Louis and his wife Marguerite de Provence.

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