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Sainte Chapelle
Sainte Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle

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4 boulevard du Palais, Paris, 75001

The Basics

The Sainte Chapelle is part of the Palais de la Cité, and entrance is included with the Paris Museum Pass. Visitors can purchase a combination ticket including skip-the-line access to both the chapel and the adjoining La Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned.

Official Sainte Chapelle tours are conducted in French only, so book a group or private tour if you want to explore the chapel with a guide. For the best value, opt for a walking tour of the Île de la Cité, which includes visits to other attractions such as the towers of Notre Dame or a Seine River cruise.

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Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter
Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter
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$275.61 per adult
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Excellent
We were a party of 4 and the tour guide was very nice. We had some difficulty understanding her sometimes but she was very knowledgeable. I suggest in the Conciergerie that the tablets get included as part of the tour since it's not the same looking at bare walls as opposed to seeing in the tablet how it looked back then.
Enrique_G, Jun 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
Mary_W, Sep 2021
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
The tour was great! Had a wonderful, knowledgeable, fun tour guide! Good value for the price of the your.
star-5
Great on-on-one
Angelina_C, Aug 2021
Private Guided Tour in Paris Sainte Chapelle and Ile de la Cité
Great one-on-one experience. Not a “group tour” which enabled us to ask questions along the way. Ms Martin was very knowledgeable.
star-5
A wonderful experience!!
Anthony_M, Jul 2021
Private Guided Tour in Paris Sainte Chapelle and Ile de la Cité
Estelle did a great job sharing the Ile de Citi with us. She had a wealth of knowledge about the history of where the city of Paris began and Saine Chapelle was the highlight of the tour. We'll worth it!!!
star-5
Incredible Tour with Sylvanie
Emily_J, Sep 2021
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
We visited Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie with Sylvanie and absolutely could not recommend it more. Sylvanie was so knowledgeable, witty, and entertaining, and we learned so much from our tour. In addition to the locations advertised, we also passed by several bonus places like Shakespeare & Company, and Sylvanie shared “secret” info about the city, including street art that we were able to identify for days and days after our tour with her. The Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie are so rich with French history that we could not recommend visiting them more, and we would love to see Sylvanie again for another tour in the future!
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Sainte-Chapelle
Cindy_J, Feb 2020
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
I highly recommend the guided tour. Our guide brought to life the rich history of Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle. His enthusiasm was contagious.
star-5
Fantastic
Giovanna_S, Feb 2020
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
Fabulous private tour with Bonaparte Tours. Maurizio was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He told us memorable anecdotes and brought history alive. He also added a unexpectedstint into the Conciergerie. Bonaparte tours have been amazing.
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Great walking tour filled with history ad architecture, lead by knowledgeable and engaging guide
Julie_L, Oct 2019
Heart of Paris Walking Tour: Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise, Sainte Chapelle
This tour was a good activity for learning about the history abd architecture of the "heart of Paris". Our guide, Avi, was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. Pace was good, distances easy to maneuver. Notre Dame was obviously, unavailable, due to the spring fire, but the company subsituted a 1 hour canal ride, which we spent on the first evening cruise. Highly recommended tour!
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Walking Tour
cfaggioni63, Aug 2019
Heart of Paris Walking Tour: Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise, Sainte Chapelle
Our tour of the island was fantastic despite not being able to enter Notre Dame. Our guide Violeta was extremely knowledgeable and considerate of the needs of our small group. We had a wonderful experience.
star-5
Great tour
Michael_F, Jan 2020
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
We really enjoyed this tour, really informative and Sainte Chapelle was beautiful. Our guide was really well informed and pointed out interesting facts along the way
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Perfect Way to See Paris
Kari_L, Jun 2019
Sainte Chapelle, Louvre & Tuk Tuk Ride Family Tour
This was a great way to see several beautiful sights in Paris. The Tuk Tuk was really fun for the kids. It was nice to not have to navigate the crowds and to have a guide that was fun, knowledgeable, engaging for the kids. He gave so much information that we would not have gotten on our own. The only con is with kids we need bathroom breaks and a slower pace to take it all in. Also, time to explore on our own for maybe 30 minutes would be great.
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Saint Chapelle et al,
Chris_G, Jun 2019
Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter
Emily was superb with a charming demeanor and personality and an extraordinary grasp of French history with lots of very interesting antidotes. Just terrific!
star-5
Outstanding family friendly walking tour
Michel_Z, Jul 2018
Notre Dame Quarter Kids & Family Tour with skip-the-line Sainte Chapelle
Must do tour. We're a family with 2 young children and we all enjoyed the tour. Even with strollers it wasn't an issue. The children loved the

Things to Know Before You Go

  • All visitors must go through a security check. Large bags are not allowed inside.

  • Audio guides are available in 11 different languages.

  • Most areas of the Sainte Chapelle are wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Sainte Chapelle is located on the Boulevard du Palais, on the Île de la Cité in the middle of the Seine River. It’s a short walk from nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, and the closest metro station is Cité (Line 4). Alternatively, ride the RER or metro (Line 4) to St.-Michel Notre-Dame and walk across the Pont Saint-Michel.

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When to Get There

The Sainte Chapelle is open daily year-round, but it can get crowded in peak season, so opt for an early morning visit to avoid the crowds. The most impressive time to admire the stained glass windows is in the morning or late afternoon, when the sun shines directly through the glass.

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The Upper Chapel

The magnificent Upper Chapel is the star attraction of the Sainte Chapelle. It’s encircled by 15 gigantic stained glass windows, each towering 49 feet (15 meters) high, which depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments. The 13th-century artworks have been painstakingly restored and are joined by the 15th-century Rose Window to create a dramatic effect, bathing the chapel in multicolored light.

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