Sainte-Chapelle

History of the monument

A gem of Gothic style. 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. 

Religious and political influence. Having these sacred relics in his possession made the already powerful monarch head of western Christianity.

Stunning stained glass. 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.

Continue your visit to the Conciergerie, a unique historical site alongside the Sainte-Chapelle in the Palais de la Cité, once a revolutionary tribunal and prison where Marie-Antoinette was held.

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To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.

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25 August 2016 - 20H44

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Le 25 août 1270, le roi Louis IX s'éteignait devant Tunis. Il fit élever la #SainteChapelle  de #Paris , chef d'œuvre du gothique rayonnant, inscrite au patrimoine...

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

The fifteen 13th-century stained glass windows in the upper chapel are...

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