Sainte- Chapelle or Sainte- Chapelle du Palais is a French Gothic chapel featuring a truly exceptional collection of elaborate and intricate series of stained glass windows and home to the Christian relics. This chapel situated in the heart of Paris should be included in your list while visiting Paris. Sainte- Chapelle built in the mid 13th century is one of the prime examples of the marvelous French Gothic architecture. For someone who wants to escape from the bustling streets of Paris, the tranquil ambience of the Sainte- Chapelle is a perfect place. Located on the banks of the River Seine, the chapel is not just conveniently located but is also close to other iconic French landmarks including the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Concierge.
One of the gems of French Gothic architecture and home to the relics of the passion of Christ, the Sainte Chappelle is situated in the heart of the royal residence the Palais de la Cité. This UNESCO World Heritage site is divided into two primary areas: the upper chapel and the lower chapel where the former one serves as the major attraction wherein you will visit to see the famous stained windows. The upper chapel was reserved for the king and his court whereas the lower chapel for daily services. The chapel is adorned with a unique collection of glass panels and a large rose window which makes it look like a vertical wall of light. Along with the architectural beauty, you can also enjoy concerts of the classical varieties while visiting the chapel where music amplified by the architecture is sure to transport you to another dimension.
Location: On the Ile de la Cité (10 Bd du Palais, 75001 Paris, France).
1st Mar to 31st Oct: Mon to Fri- 9.30 am to 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm to 6.00 pm
Sat and sun- 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
1st Nov to 31st Feb: Mon to Fri: 9.00 am to 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm to 5.00 pm.
Sat and Sun: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
(NB: Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time. Closed on 1st Jan, 1st May and 25th Dec and incase of negative temperatures)
Best time to visit: Morning from Tuesday to Friday.
Time to visit: 1 hour.
Ticket price: from $11.
By Bus: You can take the bus lines 21, 27, 38, 85, and 96.
By Metro: You can take Line 4 and get down at the station City.
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