4 bouldevard du Palais, Paris, 75001
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Expert review of Sainte Chapelle
Built by Louis IX or Saint Louis in just six years between 1242 and 1248 to house the Crown of Thorns and other holy relics he had acquired on crusade, the double decker Sainte Chapelle is an intimate special place, all the more so in that you cannot see it from the street but it is hidden within the Palais de Justice law courts complex. The lower chapel is dark and atmospheric with star-painted vaulting and an ancient mural of the Annunciation. In contrast, the upper chapel, once reserved for the royal family, is tall and dappled in colour from its richly coloured stained glass windows, with minuscule figures depicting 1113 scenes from the Old Testament and the Crucifixion.
8 euros; free all under 18s, EU nationals under 26.
More information on Sainte Chapelle:
- Price guide:
- Architectural site, Landmark / monument, Religious site
- 4 bouldevard du Palais, Paris, 75001
- 01 53 40 60 80
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Mar-June, Sept-Oct daily 9.30am-1pm, 2.15-6pm; July & Aug daily 9.30am-6pm; Nov-Feb daily 9am-1pm, 2.15-5pm; sometimes closed in very cold weather.
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Art, History, Rainy days