Soaring stained glass windows beam a myriad of colored light onto the floor's rich tile mosaics inside Sainte-Chapelle. This house of worship is one of the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period Gothic architecture, and retains one of the most extensive collections of 13th-century stained glass anywhere in the world. Built by the French kings to house the relics of the Crown of Thorns, this "jewel box" structure has two levels and an impressive vaulted ceiling. Use our Paris online travel planner to visit Sainte-Chapelle on your trip to Paris, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Hidden Paris: Day Bike Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
Les touristes parisiens ne ratent pas la Sainte Chapelle C’est un des fleurons du patrimoine situé sur l’île de la cité au cœur historique de la ville. Les vitraux médiévaux sont uniques au monde. Ils... more »Parisian tourists do not miss the Holy Chapel it is one of the jewels of the heritage located on the island of the city in the historical heart of the town. The medieval stained glass Windows are unique in the world. They type the entire upper floor of the building. They present scenes of the old and New Testament and the Apocalypse according to St John they are sumptuous on sunny days we can visit in group with guide. I recommend the app for tablet or mobile phone that works very well and allows to understand each scene. It was designed by an avid computer supervisor and he was well acquainted with the needs of mediation. We download it on the "blinds" it is very inexpensive you will not regret to have it on the spot
Probably the most beautiful church I have ever been to. Can get a little crowded as the space isn't big and the staff will shush the crowd if it gets too noisy more »
You can't buy tickets at the gate anymore. You need to check in early at the computer or with the DuckTheLine app. That said, it's definitely worth the trip to the top but you'll need to be ready to do some climbing. You'll first go up to the ticket lobby, then to a mid-level viewing area where you can go inside a bell tower and see into a bell, then finally go to the top of the tower, where the staircase gets really skinny. Great views from there.
Saint Chapelle is a smaller chapel compared to others, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful! My boyfriend and I went this past summer and it was better than what we anticipated. We bought our tickets at a kiosk and had to come back at a later time, keep in mind you cannot buy tickets at the gate. Definitely worth the wait and be prepared to climb some steps!
Places to stay near Sainte-Chapelle
Plan your trip to Paris
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >
View all >
View all >©©©©
Duration: 2h 30min
Duration: 2h 30min
Duration: 1h 30min
Hidden gems in Paris
Nearby attractions in Paris
Plans to Sainte-Chapelle by other users
26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Paris BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Paris BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Paris BY A USER FROM NIGERIA July, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Paris BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium