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Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

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Architectural Building · Church
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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.
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  • I recommend you to go there when it is sunny because you could see all magic of this place. I recommend you to buy tickets online - you’ll skip all lines there. But if you wouldn’t do it, do not... 
    I recommend you to go there when it is sunny because you could see all magic of this place. I recommend you to buy tickets online - you’ll skip all lines there. But if you wouldn’t do it, do not...  more »
  • If you experience one church, this must be the one. Awe-inspiring stained glass that practically overwhelms you with color and vibrancy and craftsmanship. It transcends anyone's particular religious....  more
    If you experience one church, this must be the one. Awe-inspiring stained glass that practically overwhelms you with color and vibrancy and craftsmanship. It transcends anyone's particular religious....  more »
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  • It was stunning to see how it is preserved until today. The fine art work on glass representing 4 colors red, blue, green and yellow is satisfying to watch. It reminds us about the glory of artists back then and gives an idea about their dedication, passion and devotion they had about their religion. But at the same time, it also reminds us that nothing in this world lasts forever. I am thankful to the ticket checker who let me in for free with my friends. The staff was very nice as well.
  • It's a beautiful chapel, especially because it has been well preserved and repaired from time to time. There are brochures at the entrance in various languages which present the story of chapel in an interesting manner. Additionally, what I really liked was a television inside explaining how various parts, sculptures and glasses are repaired or replaced. And the lower part of the building actually has the replaced parts for us to see. Must visit! PS: It's free for students up to the age of 15.

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