Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Ile-de-France  /  Paris  /  Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

4.6
#5 of 4,850 in Historic Sites in France
Soaring stained glass windows beam a myriad of colored light onto the floor's rich tile mosaics inside Sainte-Chapelle. This house of worship is one of the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period Gothic architecture, and retains one of the most extensive collections of 13th-century stained glass anywhere in the world. Built by the French kings to house the relics of the Crown of Thorns, this "jewel box" structure has two levels and an impressive vaulted ceiling. Use our Paris online travel planner to visit Sainte-Chapelle on your trip to Paris, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create an itinerary including Sainte-Chapelle
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours to Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
27,102 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The huge glass-windows really worth it and the visit is very quick, except if you want to understand the meaning of each picture. It's an amazing place to visit and a good deal is to visit the...  more »
  • This was the first attraction I visited in Paris. It was very pleasing on the eye as well having a deep connection with early French kings and their history. I would say though, although it is...  more »
Google
  • The security check process does take a while and there are usually queues but, to say the least, this is worth the wait. Once you get inside, your breath will be taken away by the sheer majesty of the place. The stained glass is absolutely incredible. I really don’t think pictures can do this justice and the atmosphere is phenomenal too. It’s true, that’s all there really is to see in there but it’s worth seeing. In a prime location in the centre of Paris and the staff were helpful enough.
  • Of course you can't miss this chapel.. Best stained glass chapel, I've visited allot of churches in Europe and this one is at the top. If your going to visit, go on a sunny day, and go in the morning when the sun is in the east, illuminating the chapel glass. The last time i was here I attended a very nice strings concert. It was a marvelous setting and evening.

Plan your trip to Paris

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Paris

See all ›
Louvre Museum ©
Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Eiffel Tower ©
Historic Site
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Musee d'Orsay ©
Art Museum
Musee d'Orsay
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Champs-Elysees ©
Shopping
Champs-Elysees
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Paris

Palace of Versailles ©
World heritage site
Palace of Versailles Versailles
4.0
Duration: 5h 30 min
Disneyland Paris ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallee
2.8
Duration: 4h 30 min
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Garden
Fondation Claude Monet Giverny
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Architectural Building
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen Rouen
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Paris

See all ›
Musee Rodin ©
Specialty Museum
Musee Rodin
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Specialty Museum
Musee de l'Orangerie
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Army Museum ©
Military Museum
The Army Museum
4.5
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Paris

Pere-Lachaise Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Île de la Cité ©
Neighborhood
Île de la Cité
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Place de la Concorde
Landmark
Place de la Concorde
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Neighborhood
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Paris

See all ›
Shakespeare and Company Bookstore ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Shakespeare and Company Bookstore
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Gauche ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Gauche
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Mouffetard Market ©
Flea Market
Mouffetard Market
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Justine Red ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Justine Red
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Paris

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Architectural Building
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Arc de Triomphe ©
Architectural Building
Arc de Triomphe
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Park
Luxembourg Gardens
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Le Marais ©
Neighborhood
Le Marais
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ride'n'Smile ©
Nightlife
Ride'n'Smile
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
Visit the Hidden Paris ©
Food Tour
Visit the Hidden Paris
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Paris Running Tours ©
Running Tour
Paris Running Tours
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
Peniche Antipode ©
Performance
Peniche Antipode
4.7
Duration: 2 hours