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What you'll do

Step inside to see the world's largest collection of original stained glass windows and marvel at the 13th-century Gothic architecture

Visit Sainte-Chapelle with The Paris Pass®

  • You can get Sainte Chapelle tickets with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • Take a look inside one of Christianity's most important sites, Saint Chapelle in Paris. Over 800 years of history is yours to explore in this iconic location.
  • 15 huge windows tell the story of over 1,100 biblical scenes. 

Sainte-Chapelle was an architectural and aesthetic marvel of its day and at one time the most important and holy place in the whole world.

Experience the Magic of Sainte-Chapelle

An undoubted medieval masterpiece, Sainte-Chapelle, located in the heart of Paris. With its vibrant stained glass windows, it tells an enchanting story of biblical proportions. Discover this historical gem, bask in its gothic architecture, and relish a journey through time.

Built during the second half of the 13th Century by Louis IX, Sainte Chapelle in Paris is a place of extraordinary religious symbolism. Residing within the Palais de la Cité itself, this chapel is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture; the roof appears to be supported by stained glass so that this magical space feels like the inside of a jewel.

Sainte Chapelle Tickets Price and Accessibility

The Sainte Chapelle tickets price is included with your Paris Museum Pass. Additional information and accessibility details are readily available for your convenience as well. This not only makes your visit to Saint Chappelle in Paris more enjoyable but also ensures you have all the necessary information beforehand.

The building itself is a giant reliquary, built both to house the great relics of the king, including Christ’s crown of thorns and a piece of the true cross and to prove worthy of owning these relics. At its heart rests a magnificent gold and silver shrine.

Best Time to Visit Saint Chapelle Paris

To fully appreciate the beauty of Sainte-Chapelle's stained glass windows, aim to visit when the sunlight is most vibrant. Mornings often provide a spectacular light show, illuminating the chapel's interior in a breathtaking display of color.


Q. Does Sainte-Chapelle showcase Gothic architecture?
A. Sainte-Chapelle stands as a remarkable testament to the magnificence of Gothic architecture, with its intricate ribbed vaults, slender columns, and towering stained glass windows that create a breathtaking interplay of light and space.

Q. What treasures can be found in the stained glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle?
A. The stained glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle are a treasure trove of biblical narratives, portraying vivid scenes from both the Old and New Testaments, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the captivating stories and symbolism.

Q. How did Sainte-Chapelle survive the ravages of time?
A. Despite enduring centuries of war, revolution, and restoration, Sainte-Chapelle has managed to preserve its architectural splendor and delicate stained glass due to meticulous maintenance, renovation efforts, and the enduring craftsmanship of its builders.

Q. Is there a specific time to visit Sainte-Chapelle for the best lighting effects?
A. To witness the full radiance of Sainte-Chapelle's stained glass windows, it is recommended to visit on a sunny day or during specific times when the sunlight streams through, casting a kaleidoscope of colors and adding an ethereal glow to the interior.

Q. What role did Sainte-Chapelle play in the cultural and religious life of medieval Paris?
A. Sainte-Chapelle served as a focal point for medieval Parisian society, hosting religious ceremonies, royal pageantry, and pilgrimages, while also serving as a repository for sacred relics that held deep spiritual significance for the faithful.

Q. Are there any hidden architectural features or details within Sainte-Chapelle?
A. Keen observers exploring Sainte-Chapelle may discover hidden details, such as delicate carvings, ornate capitals, and subtle decorative elements that add layers of beauty and intrigue to this architectural masterpiece.

Know before you go

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This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in: your e-ticket and Paris Museum Pass will need to be shown for entry to the attraction.

Please note: this attraction is available as part of the digital Paris Museum Pass, which is included with your Go City All-Inclusive Pass. Please download it before you visit!

For the full list of attractions on the digital Paris Museum Pass, please visit our information page.

Top tip: visitors must queue to go through security, so the best time to visit is in the morning when it's quieter.


For more information visit the Sainte-Chapelle website.

Where you'll be

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8 boulevard du Palais, Paris, FR

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Operating hours

Daily: 9AM - 7PM
Please see the attraction website for the most up-to-date hours.

Closings & holidays

May 1, December 25 & January 1 

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