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Sainte-Chapelle Guided Tour with Reserved Entry

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Dive deeper with priority access and visit Sainte-Chapelle to learn about its stained glass windows and royal past on a guided tour.


  • Join a guided tour of the Sainte-Chapelle, a 13th-century Gothic masterpiece, with reserved access that lets you skip the queues.

  • Your guide will reveal the chapel’s history, built by King Saint Louis IX to house his Passion relics, including Christ's Crown of Thorns.

  • The stained glass windows, richly colored with blues, reds, yellows, and greens served as a "Bible of the Poor" for illiterate people of the time.

  • The lower chapel boasts a 13th-century fresco depicting the Annunciation, portraying the angel Gabriel announcing the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary.

  • Fun fact: Legend has it that the gold used in the stained glass windows contains tiny flecks of crushed gemstones, making them shimmer in the sunlight.


  • 1-hour tour of Sainte-Chapelle

  • English-speaking guide

  • Reserved access to Sainte-Chapelle

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Enjoy reserved access

Glide past the crowds with your reserved access and enter Sainte-Chapelle. Your guide will share the story of the chapel, built by King Saint Louis IX in the 13th century to house holy relics. Step inside the upper chapel, a space bathed in the light filtering through 15 stained glass windows, each towering 49 feet tall. These windows depict 1,113 scenes from the Bible, offering a journey through history. This space aimed to evoke a sense of entering the Heavenly Jerusalem.

A journey through light and history

Don't forget to admire the rose window, a masterpiece of 15th-century stained glass art, crowning the eastern wall. Descend to the lower chapel, a quieter space bathed in a softer light. See the stonework, particularly the 140 sculpted capitals, each adorned with floral motifs. Take a closer look at the small "étrésillons" (interior buttresses) that distribute the weight of the upper chapel's massive vaults. The lower chapel also offers glimpses into the chapel's turbulent past. Your guide will share stories of fires, neglect, and near destruction, highlighting the resilience of this wonder.

What's not allowed

  • Keep in mind sharp metallic tools or objects, glass objects, and luggage or large bags are not allowed in this experience. Pack wisely!


  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair.

Additional Information

  • For security reasons, strollers must be small enough and fold up easily to fit through the X-ray machines.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 20 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide in front of Brasserie Les Deux Palais.

  • Address: 3 Bd du Palais, 75004 Paris, France.

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