Sainte-Chapelle | Location in Paris - LikeALocal Guide

Royal Gothic chapel


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Why locals love it

A famous and beloved French king (Saint Louis) ordered the construction of this amazing Catholic church in 1239 to house his collection of religious relics (known as "the relics of the Passion"). It's said that this purchase cost half the annual budget of the French kingdom.

Why you should visit it

The rose window, the ceiling height and the delicate stained-glass windows depicting bible scenes make this church unique. It is recognised as one of the greatest achievements of Gothic architecture. Entrance is €8.50.

Special tip

The relics are now housed at Notre Dame Cathedral. Practising Catholics can venerate them on the first Friday of every month at 3 pm.

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Check out for classical music concerts playing some evenings.
Local Ambassador
November 2, 2017
The stained glass windows are among the most beautiful I've ever seen, with windows on one side of the chapel depicting the Hebrew Testament, with the other side depicting the Christian Testament. A bonus is that Sainte-Chapelle provides a quiet respite from the crowds pouring in and out of the nearby Notre Dame.
January 3, 2016

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