Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

Let yourself be dazzled by the 1,113 stained glass windows in this gem of Rayonnant Gothic architecture.

The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and features a truly exceptional collection of stained glass windows. It was built in the mid 13th century by Louis IX, at the heart of the royal residence, the Palais de la Cité, to house the relics of the Passion of Christ. Adorned with a unique collection of fifteen glass panels and a rose window forming a veritable wall of light, the Sainte-Chapelle gem of Rayonnant Gothic architecture.

New: With the “Vitraux Sainte-Chapelle” app on your telephone or tablet, zoom in on the Sainte-Chapelle’s stained glass.

Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.


1st April to 30th September: from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1st October to 31st March: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.


1st January, 1st May and 25th December


Number of floors visited during the tour: 2
Lift for people with reduced mobility

NB: security checks. Sharp, dangerous items or motorcycle
helmet are not permitted inside the monument.

Official website:

How to get there

Metro: line 4 stop at Cité or lines 1, 7, 11, 14 stop at Châtelet
RER B or C: stop at Saint-Michel
Bus: lines 21, 24, 27, 38, 81, 85, 96 and “Balabus”

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