Sainte-Chapelle

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Sainte-Chapelle: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Self-Guided Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

    1. Self-Guided Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

    Take a self-guided tour and admire the Sainte Chapelle, a gem of Gothic style. This self-guided tour makes it possible for you to admire this unique monument and learn it's fascinating history. Get a skip-the-line ticket and a booklet for a self-guided tour. Spend an hour admiring the spectacular stained-glass windows that contribute to make Sainte Chapelle the jewel of the French Gothic. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15-meters high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old Testament and New Testament, recounting the history of the world up to the arrival of the relics in Paris. The Holy Chapel story is deeply linked to sacred relics and items such as the Crown of Thorns or the Image of Edessa that were kept there. Having these sacred relics in his possession made the already powerful monarch the head of western Christianity and allowed him to gain power and influenc...

    Beautiful. Worth the visit. Add the audio tour before at the Sainte Chapelle before you begin your visit.

  • Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie Combined Skip-the-Line Ticket

    2. Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie Combined Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Make the most of your visit to the Palais de la Cité by visiting 2 remarkable monuments: Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie. During your visit to the Conciergerie, explore the ancient court of the French Revolution. At this picturesque site, see the cells of criminals and the tombs of the heroes of the French Revolution. Alongside the Conciergerie, enjoy Sainte-Chapelle, one of the most stunning examples of Gothic architecture in the world. Admire the ancient stained glass windows, with an impressive depth of color and beautiful design. With this ticket, spend as much time as you want at each of those iconic Parisian monuments. Choose to discover the Conciergerie's medieval and revolution-era rooms as well as the spaces that have disappeared with the HistoPad. This digital mediation tool allows you to go back in time thanks to its augmented reality, 3D reconstructions, and interactiv...

    Please get the guided tour so you can understand exactly where everything is, why it's there, and who developed it. Learning the story behind something makes it a lot more interesting

  • Paris: Sainte-Chapelle Skip-The-Line Ticket and River Cruise

    3. Paris: Sainte-Chapelle Skip-The-Line Ticket and River Cruise

    Spend less time in queues and more time admiring the finest collection of stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle. Get a booklet for a self-guided tour and see the windows that make Sainte-Chapelle the gem of French Gothic monuments. Go on a self-guided tour and marvel at the beauty of the Sainte-Chapelle, a Gothic-style royal chapel within the medieval Palais de la Cité. Marvel at the 1,113 stained glass windows in the monument and find out its great history. Decorated with a unique collection of 15 glass panels and a rose window, this jewel of shining Gothic architecture lies at the heart of the royal residence. Step inside for a closer look at this rich decoration. Besides exceptional stained glass windows, Sainte-Chapelle houses Christian artifacts of the Passion of Christ including the Crown of Thorns, a piece of the True Cross, and the holy face of Edessa. Learn how the possession of t...

  • Paris: The Mona Lisa Curse Exploration Game and Tour

    4. Paris: The Mona Lisa Curse Exploration Game and Tour

    Solve clues and unlock horror stories as you roam Paris' haunted streets. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you precise directions so that you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. After you purchase the quest, you'll receive an access code which you can use in the app. The quest will take you between 1-2 hours to complete, but there's no time limit which will allow you to have fun playing at your own pace. Throughout the quest, you will try to solve the curious case of Mona Lisa of the Seine, finding clues and encountering other spirits of the city. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or y...

  • The Essence of Paris 2-hour Walking Tour

    5. The Essence of Paris 2-hour Walking Tour

    This walking tour through the heart of Paris is the best way to get a feel for what the city has to offer. See what makes this one of the most visited places in the world. This brisk walk will talk you through the ages and bring you up-to-date to understand why Paris is the way it is today. If you like history, culture and art, this is the tour you should do while visiting the City of Lights.

  • The Hidden Side of Paris in Virtual Reality

    6. The Hidden Side of Paris in Virtual Reality

    Get teleported on a virtual journey through inaccessible places of Paris' monuments in a 360-degree immersion experience. Thanks to a combination of virtual and augmented reality technologies, discover fascinating stories and perspectives about these emblematic places of the capital of light. Discover the machinery of the Eiffel Tower installed in the 19th century in its basements, access the glass roof of the Grand Palais, climb up to the top of the arrow of the Sainte Chapelle, descend into the hidden corridors of the Pantheon to discover the secrets of the Great Men, sail on the canal that flows under Bastille Square, and finish your journey on the roofs of Montmartre at sunset time. Enjoy this fabulous virtual journey of emotions, surprises, and wonder!

  • Paris: City Walk and Louvre Museum Tour

    7. Paris: City Walk and Louvre Museum Tour

    Explore Paris on a private tour to ensure a highly personalized experience. Meet your guide outside the Cité Metro Station for the start of a pleasant walking tour of the “City of Lights.” The tour covers the most famous landmarks along the River Seine, such as the Gothic splendor of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Your guide will describe the origins of Paris at the Île de la Cité, including its art and culture through the centuries. Admire bridges over the Seine, and discover secret spots known only to the locals. Then, skip the ticket lines at the Louvre, the ancient home of French monarchs and emperors. Once inside, your guide will take you to major artworks and hidden treasures. Learn about the museum’s architectural history and pre-museum life as a fortress and palace. By the end, you will have a greater understanding of how the “City of Lights” and its treasures earned their worldwi...

  • Private Treasure Hunt around Notre Dame for Families & Kids

    8. Private Treasure Hunt around Notre Dame for Families & Kids

    If you want to learn about Paris’s rich history and medieval heritage but are worried about keeping your kids engaged—this is the tour for you. Explore medieval Paris with a private, kid-friendly guide on a fun treasure hunt.   Meet your guide outside the Cité metro station. They’ll be ready with activity booklets for your youngsters that will keep their interest throughout the tour. Acting as detectives, they’ll have to solve an investigation in the medieval neighborhood around Notre-Dame.   Starting at the Notre-Dame in all her Gothic glory, you and your kids will discover architectural details that will take you back in time to the Middle Ages. Your next stop will be the Palais de Justice (the Courthouse), where you'll listen to your guide’s stories about knights and kings who once lived in this former palace. Then, a few blocks away, discover Sainte Chapelle, a true Gothic jewel wi...

  • Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise & Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

    9. Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise & Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

    Your day starts in front of the Louvre Pyramid. From there, take a stroll along the banks of the Seine, where you’ll hear all about the hidden history of this intriguing city, taking in its romantic sights along the way. As you approach the iconic Notre Dame, your guide will take you back in time hundreds of years to when the mighty cathedral was first built. You’ll be taken as close to the majestic landmark as the ongoing restoration will permit, in order to give you the best views possible. After crossing the river into the historic Latin Quarter, stroll down meandering, cobbled, streets, where you'll hear the stories and learn of the characters poets, philosophers, and artists that made Paris the City of Light. Finish your guided tour outside the city’s most beautiful chapel - Sainte Chapelle. This royal chapel was originally built to house relics and today it’s still one of the mos...

    Outstanding guided tour of Saint Chapelle and La Conciergerie. Violet our guide was fabulous, extremely knowledgeable. The Saint Chapelle is a very special Chapelle, just magical!! The 1,000 glass coloured panels are beautiful. The La Concergerie was great to see so much history. As I am very interested in Marie Antoinette it was great to see where she spent her last days of her life. I felt privileged to see this. Violet found a great spot to view Notre-Dame and tell us it’s history. A most enjoyable tour with a great guide. I would highly recommend this tour!!

  • Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

    10. Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

    Start your tour in front of the fairytale Hotel de Ville, home to the Mayor of Paris. Cross over to the Ile de la Cité, and enjoy a walk along the riverbanks and through the charming flower market. Then it’s time to skip the often long lines and enter the gem of the island, the Sainte Chapelle. This tiny chapel is home to some of the most dazzling stained glass in the world, much of it dating from the 13th Century.  Your tour will take you past the Conciergerie - medieval palace, revolutionary prison and final home of Queen Marie-Antoinette before she was taken to the guillotine in 1793. Learn of troubles and turmoil during the French Revolution and the stories of some of the famous residents of this infamous prison. See the oldest public clock in Paris, as your stroll continues through one of the prettiest squares in Paris to the oldest bridge in the city. Your final visit will be of ...

    This was a really nice tour, which our 9-year old daughter enjoyed a lot. Great to get a lot of interesting information, while staying flexible for customer wishes. Thanks a lot

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What people are saying about Sainte-Chapelle

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,368 reviews

Easy access to this beautiful church. Be advised, the stunning walls of stained glass are on a second level reachable by a narrow spiral stone staircase. The upper level is open and the glass is the main draw. Going downstairs are a few exhibits and gift shop with some very nice items. There is an audio guide for an e tra 3€ which we passed on but was probably a good idea.

Great little church that is a must see when visiting Paris. It is really small and you can walk through it in 30 minutes to an hour. We went during covid when it was not very busy, so the skip the line was not needed but I’m sure it would be very helpful at peak tourist times. Right now you need to show your vaccination card or negative covid test to enter.

Definitely much easier to book a ticket than purchase onsite. A little difficult to find the path from the security check to the doors of the cathedral (signs were limited and a lot of construction around), but definitely a historic monument not to miss.

Beautiful. Worth the visit. Add the audio tour before at the Sainte Chapelle before you begin your visit.

Absolutely breathtaking! The history is incredible.