Skip the line and discover Sainte Chapelle at your own rhythm. This monument is one of the jewel of French patrimony located near Notre-Dame de Paris and la Conciergerie.
Get to see this newly restored, beautiful and quite intimate chapel from the 13th century, admire its mesmerizing stained glass windows. Built in seven years, an impressive feat, the Sainte Chapelle was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis. Having these sacred relics in his possession made the already powerful monarch head of western Christianity. Adorned with a unique collection of fifteen glass panels and a large rose window forming a veritable wall of light, the Sainte-Chapelle is a gem of French Gothic architecture. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15 metres high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments recounting the history of the world until the arrival of the relics in Paris.Please note: • Free admission: 18-25 years old (EU nationals and regularised EU residents) • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet available in: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Polish • Due to the "Vigipirate Plan", luggage larger than 55x35x20 will not be accepted inside the monuments. • Security checks are taking place: Sharp, dangerous items or motorcycle helmet are not permitted inside the monument.