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Sainte Chapelle

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The Sainte-Chapelle Cathedral is a reimagination of architecture and the celebration of Christendom itself. The monument, one of the fastest built churches of its time, was created specifically to store the relics of Christ including the Crown of Thorns. Not only was it the perfect building to commemorate the glory of Christ, but also established Louis IX among the greats for bringing the relics to France. The 13th-century cathedral is an architectural marvel where thin stone columns support nearly 6,500 square feet of spellbinding stained glass. The red, blue, and purple hues come to life when the sun streams through them.

Post Covid-19 Safety Measures and New Rules at Sainte Chapelle

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Sainte Chapelle authorities have enforced a couple of safety measures:
  • All visitors are advised to wear masks while visiting.
  • Payments are expected to be made via bank card wherever possible.
  • Free for visitors under 18 (with family and outside school groups)
  • Free entry for people aged 18-25 (nationals of European Union countries and regular non-European residents on French territory)
  • Disabled persons and their companions can enter for free.
  • Jobseeker (on presentation of a certificate of fewer than 6 months) and visitors with Education Pass can enter for free as well.

All Sainte Chapelle Ticket and Tour Options

With millions visiting the beautiful Sainte Chapelle Paris every year, waiting lines can be hours long, and getting access could get quite difficult. It is therefore advised that you book your tickets/packages online before you reach the monument. You will face two queues at the monument, one to buy the tickets, and the second at the security. You can skip the first line by purchasing Sainte Chapelle skip the line tickets online and head straight to security. Security queues cannot be bypassed, but with skip the line tickets, you'll be at the security check-in no time.
Skip The Line Sainte Chapelle Tickets
With millions of tourists visiting the monumental Parisian church every year, ticket queues and security waiting lines tend to be really long and could setback your trip by hours, if not booked earlier. With Sainte Chapelle skip the line tickets, you can beat the crowd and get direct access to the 13th-century monument and explore the iconic Palais de la Cité with ease. With Skip The Line tickets, you'll get to visit the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Fastest access to Sainte Chapelle: With Skip the Line Sainte Chapelle tickets, you can skip the long waiting times at the Palais de la Cité and head straight to security at Sainte Chapelle. This makes it the fastest way to gain entry to the monument by skipping past long ticket queues.  
  • Multi-lingual informative booklet: Depending on your ticket, you’ll also get access to an information booklet, which is available in 11 languages. Dive into the rich cultural history and architectural beauty of the Chapelle and soak in its rich heritage.
  • Optional augmented reality-based HistoPad: Journey back in time with your dedicated HistoPad, a digital tool that combines augmented reality, interactive functionalities, and 3D reconstructions to reveal the medieval and revolutionary rooms of the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie.

Recommended Experiences

Whizz past long waiting lines and visit the Sainte Chapelle Paris and the Conciergerie, two unique sites at the former royal palace. Explore the ancient court of the French revolution at the Conciergerie as you walk past cells and tombs of the fear-inducing prison. Recreate old medieval prison rooms with the help of augmented reality - HistoPad and experience history like never before.
On this day tour, visit the charming sites of Ile de la Cité, the Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie. Admire the gothic beauty of the Notre Dame that still stands gracefully despite the devastating fire of April 15, 2019. Enjoy a fully guided tour of the exterior of the legendary Notre Dame Cathedral.

Plan your Sainte Chapelle visit

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1. What are the opening hours of the Sainte Chapelle?
Opening Hours:

Sainte Chapelle is open every day and the last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing time. The church remains closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25.

From January 2 to March 31: 9 AM - 5 PM
From April 1 to September 30: 9 AM - 7 PM
From October 1 to December 31: 9 AM - 5 PM
2. How long does it take to tour Sainte Chapelle?
Exploring everything that the historical monument has to offer, including the medical prison, will take you between 1 - 2 hours, depending on the attractions you choose to visit and spend time at.
1. How do I get to Sainte Chapelle by Metro?
To get to the iconic Sainte Chapelle in Paris, you'll have to board the Metro number 4 and ride to Cite Metro Station. The Chapelle is a 5-minute walk from the station.
2. How do I get to Sainte Chapelle by RER Train?
You can take any RER train to St-Michel - Nôtre Dame and walk from the cathedral toward the Boulevard du Palais. Sainte-Chapelle is in the middle of the Palais de la Cité as you walk along the Boulevard de Palais from either direction.
3. Can I get to Sainte Chapelle by bus?
To reach Sainte Chapelle, you have to take either one of the following and get down at the Cite-Palais de Justice bus station;
Bus numbers 21, 38 or 47.
When is the best time of the year to visit Sainte Chapelle?
The best time to visit Sainte Chapelle is anytime except Christmas holidays, Easter holidays, weekends of the 14 July and 15 August.
When is the best time of the day to visit the Sainte Chapelle?
The best time to visit Sainte Chapelle in Paris is during sunset. The sunset timings depend on the season - around 4 pm in the winters and approximately 9.30 pm in the summers.

Explore Sainte Chapelle

The 13th-century monument distinctly moved from the dark and brooding medieval style to a vibrant modern style that used arches and stained glass. It inspires awe while simultaneously creating a sense of grandeur and opulence. The 6,458 square feet of stained glass depicts 1,134 biblical scenes and is one of the most significant works of stained glass in the world. Recently renovated, the stained glass of Sainte-Chapelle is a visual wonder, where art and architecture combine to offer a surreal and unmissable experience in the evening sun. One of the most visited attractions in Paris, Sainte Chapelle is a must-visit on your Paris tour.

Sainte Chapelle Exterior

The grey exterior of Sainte Chapelle offers no clue to its breathtaking interiors, yet manages to capture the imagination of visitors. Built in the Rayonnant style of Gothic architecture, Sainte Chapelle is built in stone. A string course signifies the internal division of the upper and lower chapel; one can also observe the small spherical triangle windows of the lower chapel and the tall windows of the upper chapel. The cathedral is topped with a spire 78 feet and has deep buttresses with pinnacles decorated with crowns of thorns referring to the treasures inside the cathedral.

Sainte Chapelle Interior

The interiors are opulent and luxuriously decorated to glorify Christ and his sacrifice. The stained glass windows instantly occupy the gaze of a visitor, but the area below the walls known as the ‘Dado’ is equally decorated. It includes colorful motifs as well as rich textile hangings. The main features though are the statues of the twelve apostles and the statue of Saint Peter. These statues are excellent examples of the Parisian sculpting during medieval times. Down in the lower chapel, a statue of the Virgin Mary greets visitors to the chapel.

Upper & Lower Chapels

The Sainte Chapelle is divided into two chapels; the lower chapel was meant for the royal staff, while the upper chapel was reserved for the King and his family. The lower chapel has a gilded architecture with smaller stained glass windows and has a somber atmosphere. It is popular for the oldest wall painting in Paris, a 13th-century fresco of the Annunciation. The upper chapel is the highlight of the cathedral with its high stained glass windows and high arched ceiling.

Vaults

The vault design of Sainte Chapelle is what makes the architecture of the chapel remarkable. The high vaults of the upper chapel form unique rib-like cages that support the weight of the roof on the slender columns. The vaults of the upper chapel are a deep blue with golden stars depicting heaven; this is a contrast to the vaults of the lower level which are also blue but are decorated with the fleur-de-lys, the French royal symbol.

The Great Shrine

The focus of the upper chapel is directed at the stunning golden shrine which housed the relics of the Passion of the Christ. The relics were bought at a princely sum of 135,000 books from the Constantinople Emperor, Baldwin II. Twenty-two items belonged to this collection of relics, including the Crown of Thorns and a fragment of the Holy Cross. Today, the shrine remains empty and relics have been transferred to the neighboring Notre Dame Cathedral.

FAQs

1. Is there a ticket to visit Sainte Chapelle in Paris?
Yes, you need tickets to enter Sainte Chapelle in Paris. Tickets are required for everyone above the age of 18, while children under 18 enter for free when accompanied by an adult. Disabled visitors and their escorts also enter for free (with a proper identity card). The ticket is around 13 Euros.
2. Is there a dress code for Sainte Chapelle?
There is no dress code for Sainte-Chapell, however, since it is a religious site, bare shoulder clothing, skirts, and shorts above knees, plunging necklines are not advisable.
3. What is the best way to visit the Sainte Chapelle?
The best way to visit Sainte Chapelle is to attend one of its many concerts. Classical-music concerts take place frequently from mid-March into October.
4. Are there any new rules and regulations in light of the coronavirus crisis?
There are some basic regulations in place to fight the pandemic, including mandatory usage of masks. All visitors are required to maintain social distancing to ensure everyone's safety.
5. Can I cancel/reschedule my Sainte Chapelle tickets?
Yes, you can cancel or reschedule your Sainte Chapelle tickets up to 24 hours before the experience.
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