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Standard Sainte Chapelle tickets allows direct entry to structure with skip-the-line access. Owing to its popularity, Sainte Chapelle generally experiences large crowds. Bypass the long waiting lines by opting for skip the line Sainte Chapelle tickets and gain fast, convenient entry to the landmark.
You can opt for a variant of Sainte Chapelle tickets that not only provides access to the classic monument, but to the Conciergerie as well. The former prison is a popular tourist spot in Paris. With these tickets, you’ll get skip-the-line access to both landmarks.
If you’re looking for a quick, budget-friendly option to visit historical Parisian landmarks, opt for the Marie Antoinette’s Pass. With this Paris pass, you get skip-the-line access to the Conciergerie, the Expiatory Chapel, the Basilica of Saint-Denis, and Château de Rambouillet.
EU citizens under the age of 26 and children under 18 can enter Sainte Chapelle for free. Please ensure that you carry a valid photo ID to verify this information.
This historical monument has long held the fascination of travelers from all across the globe. If you’re planning a visit, here are the key highlights of Sainte Chapelle that will help you gain an in-depth insight into its iconic stature.
The landmark’s exteriors are characterized by Rayonnant architecture, heavily influenced by mid-13th to mid- 14th Century Gothic styles. Prominently made of stone, the highlight of its exteriors is arguably the 78-foot-long spire which was designed with buttresses and pinnacles adorned with crowns of thorn and crockets. The exteriors are comparatively simpler than the grandiose of the interiors, also featuring religious depictions like that of The Last Judgement.
The first glimpse of Sainte Chapelle’s interiors would leave one wondering in awe. Dripping with luxury and magnificence, each section is carefully designed with vibrant colors to depict a part of Christ’s journey and sacrifice. It’s a challenge to focus on anything other than the stunning stained glass windows, but there’s more than meets the eye. The ‘Dado’ features rich motifs and wall hangings, above which one can find larger statues of Peter’s 12 Apostles.
This landmark is divided into two primary areas: the lower and upper Chapels. The lower part was reserved for the Palace staff and royal subjects; one can observe the sober designs, gilded architecture and small windows. The upper chapel was exclusively for the King and his family. The distinction is clear as compared to the lower half; it’s beautifully adorned with the iconic stained glass windows, high ceiling and choir section.
It’s impossible not to be filled with awe at first sight of the 15 towering windows; Sainte Chapelle’s stained glass windows are considered to be some of the finest works of art in the history of the world. Dominated by shades of blue, purple, yellow and red, these windows narrate the New Testament, covering Christ’s infancy, John the Evangelist and The Passion. In the midst of this lies the Rose Window that depicts the story of St. John and Christ.
Last access: 40 minutes before the monument closes.
It is closed on 1 May, 25 December and 1 January.
The best time to visit Sainte Chapelle is early mornings and late evenings to avoid large crowds.
Sainte Chapelle is located at 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France.
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You can take the metro and bus to get to Sainte Chapelle, or drive down in a car or taxi.
Yes. If you’re traveling by RER, alight at the Saint-Michel station and walk for about 3-4 minutes to get to Sainte Chapelle. You can also take Metro 4 and get off at Cité station or Metro 1, 7, 11, 14 and hop off at Châtelet Station from where you would have to walk about 4-5 minutes to get to Sainte Chapelle.
Since Sainte Chapelle is a religious site, it is recommended that guests wear respectable clothing and avoid shorts, tank tops and similar items.
Yes, photography is permitted inside the chapel. However, tripods and flash photography is not allowed.
Yes, concerts are being held at Sainte Chapelle.
These tickets can be booked directly at the official website, or through telephonic reservations.