What to see at the Sainte Chapelle
The best time of the day to visit would be at the opening hours. It would help steer clear of extensive queues. Located near the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Chapelle is a 1246 inspired monument. Avoid visiting Sainte Chapelle during the weekends.
Sainte-Chapelle (săNt-shäpĕl´), former chapel in Paris. Forming part of the buildings of the Palais de Justice (once the royal palace) on the Île-de-la-Cité, it was built by Pierre de Montreuil (1243–46) for Louis IX (St. Louis) to enshrine the Crown of Thorns and other sacred relics brought back from the Crusades. It was admirably restored in the 19th cent. by J. B. Lassus and Viollet-le-Duc. Now a museum, the Sainte-Chapelle is one of the finest examples of medieval art. It consists of two chapels, one above the other, and a spire. A winding staircase leads from the painted and gilded lower chapel to the porch of the upper chapel. The elegant proportions and airiness of the upper chapel, its 15 magnificent stained-glass windows, separated only by thin colonnettes and reaching nearly from floor to ceiling, and its vividly painted columns and panels combine to create the effect of a sheer blaze of color and light.
Visit Sainte Chapelle
Sainte Chapelle is one of Paris’ jewels. This 1246 inspired monument features 15 wonderful stainglass windows that should be seen from the inside.
We recommend you to visit Sainte Chapelle, so close to Notre-Dame Cathedral and La Conciergerie. To avoid the long queues, go there at opening time and avoid weekends.
The precise address of Sainte Chapelle is 4, boulevard du Palais 75001 Paris. The Chapelle has an entry fee of 8.50 Euros. You should be ready to face police filters. Do not visit between 12 pm and 2pm as during the time access is not allowed. It is open daily between 9:30am and 6pm from March 1 to October 31and from 9am to 5pm between November 1 and February 28.