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Sainte Chapelle
Sainte Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle

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4 boulevard du Palais, Paris, 75001

The Basics

The Sainte Chapelle is part of the Palais de la Cité, and entrance is included with the Paris Museum Pass. Visitors can purchase a combination ticket including skip-the-line access to both the chapel and the adjoining La Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned.

Official Sainte Chapelle tours are conducted in French only, so book a group or private tour if you want to explore the chapel with a guide. For the best value, opt for a walking tour of the Île de la Cité, which includes visits to other attractions such as the towers of Notre Dame or a Seine River cruise.

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Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
$52.47 per adult
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The beauty of Saint Chapelle is stunning and to learn of the history helped provide a greater appreciation
David_H, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

star-5
Terrific walking tour!
Anne_C, Jul 2022
Heart of Paris Walking Tour: Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise, Sainte Chapelle
Our tour guide, Caitlin, was wonderful! She kept the group engaged during with entire tour, sharing lots of historical information and personal insights! Highlights of the tour included the tour of Notre Dame's exterior and its restoration and Sainte-Chapelle! Great tour!
star-5
A fabulous walking tour around Ile Notre Dame, stick around for Sainte Chapelle!
Neil_B, Jul 2022
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
A fabulous walking tour around Ile Notre Dame, taking in what can still be seen of the facade of the cathedral, then a few notable stops, including Marie Antoinette's prison and the incredibly impressive Sainte Chapelle, the stained glass of which has to be seen to be believed quite frankly. A great guide takes you around, pointing out key things as you go too.
star-5
Skip the line tickets are a must!
AnneNeil_P, Aug 2022
Skip-the-Line to Sainte Chapelle and Access to 5 Self-Guided Tours in Paris
Skip the line tickets are the way to go! No wait at all and there was a very long line to buy tickets! My daughter was so intrigued by all of the stories depicted in the stained glass! Absolutely stunning!
star-5
Not to be missed
Jose_A, Aug 2022
Skip-the-Line to Sainte Chapelle and Access to 5 Self-Guided Tours in Paris
Not to be missed. I only got to Saint Chapelle on my 3rd visit to Paris. Don't make the same mistake. Definitely GO there. It’s so beautiful, I've almost cried.
star-5
Heart of Paris Walk
Ron_D, Aug 2022
Heart of Paris Walking Tour: Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise, Sainte Chapelle
This is a comprehensive tour that does not take up the entire day. Very interesting details about Paris’ beginnings. Great stroll through the heart of Paris!
star-5
Engaging trip through history for all
Sean_D, Jul 2022
Notre Dame Quarter Kids & Family Tour with skip-the-line Sainte Chapelle
Marion Imbert was wonderful. She combined an expansive knowledge of history, interesting stories and empathy to keep our whole family engaged. She also deftly answered the other Paris and French history questions we threw her way. I would highly recommend this experience!
star-5
Great Tour!
Jennifer_W, Jul 2022
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
The beauty and history of the buildings brought to life through our tour guide James! Learned a lot.
star-5
Great walking tour
Alison_M, Jul 2022
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
Our tour guide was great! She knew so much and made sure that we all understood the history and significance behind the places we visited. I would definitely recommend this tour to others.
star-4
Radka was very...
Holly_M, Jun 2022
Notre Dame Quarter Kids & Family Tour with skip-the-line Sainte Chapelle
Radka was very knowledgeable. She was excellent. She was also kind and caring. I recommend Radka. Thank you so much.
star-5
The Sainte Chapelle is a...
Paul_B, Jul 2022
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
The Sainte Chapelle is a once in a lifetime experience. alkdfalskjlaskdjflksdjflaksjflaskdjfl;aksdjflaksdjlj
star-5
Must see and worth a revisit!
Madan_S, Jun 2022
Sainte-Chapelle: Immersive Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour
Must see for anyone and everyone visiting Paris. I wish I had hired a professional tour guide instead of just relying on audio tour. Take your binoculars with you too and brush up on the bible a bit - doesn't matter what faith you follow, the experience alone counts a lot.
star-5
Subarashii (Absolutely brilliant)
Wakako_C, May 2022
Sainte-Chapelle: Immersive Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour
unbelievable skill and story. Very impressive. I was glad to be able to visit from Japan before I go to the hospitalised.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • All visitors must go through a security check. Large bags are not allowed inside.

  • Audio guides are available in 11 different languages.

  • Most areas of the Sainte Chapelle are wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Sainte Chapelle is located on the Boulevard du Palais, on the Île de la Cité in the middle of the Seine River. It’s a short walk from nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, and the closest metro station is Cité (Line 4). Alternatively, ride the RER or metro (Line 4) to St.-Michel Notre-Dame and walk across the Pont Saint-Michel.

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When to Get There

The Sainte Chapelle is open daily year-round, but it can get crowded in peak season, so opt for an early morning visit to avoid the crowds. The most impressive time to admire the stained glass windows is in the morning or late afternoon, when the sun shines directly through the glass.

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The Upper Chapel

The magnificent Upper Chapel is the star attraction of the Sainte Chapelle. It’s encircled by 15 gigantic stained glass windows, each towering 49 feet (15 meters) high, which depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments. The 13th-century artworks have been painstakingly restored and are joined by the 15th-century Rose Window to create a dramatic effect, bathing the chapel in multicolored light.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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