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Sainte-Chapelle - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

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Situated on the Ile de la Cité, a short walk from Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle chapel is a jewel of Gothic...

  • Car park/Parking
  • Adapted to large family
  • Hearing
  • Mental
  • Visual
  • Physical

8 boulevard du Palais

75001 Paris

District : Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis

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January the 18th : exceptional closure at 4 pm
January the 19th : the Sainte-Chapelle will be closed all day
Situated on the Ile de la Cité, a short walk from Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle chapel is a jewel of Gothic art. It was built in the 12th century, upon the order of King Saint-Louis, to house Christ’s Crown of Thorns, now held at Notre-Dame. The upper chapel of the monument is covered in 600 m² of stained-glass windows, of which two thirds are authentic. It’s one of the most complete and remarkable sets of stained glass of this era.
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Sainte Chapelle, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Sainte Chapelle

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Architectural style



Architecture, Monumental art, History, Sculpture, Stained-glass windows,



Member of the Paris Museum Pass Member of the Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

Educational activities, Audioguide, Gift shop, Photos allowed, Car park/Parking

Visits in a foreign language


Documentation in a foreign language

English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, chinois


Audio guides available at an extra cost of €4.50 (€6 for couples; €3 for adult groups, disabled visitors and minors). One hour of commentary in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

Educational activities

Heritage workshops for school groups. Tel: +33 (0)1 53 40 60 85 Fax: +33 (0)1 53 40 60 90

Combined tickets

Conciergerie + Sainte Chapelle: €13.50 Reduced rate : €10.50

Car park/Parking

Harlay, Notre-Dame square.


Member of the Paris Museum Pass, Bookshop


Documentation also in Polish

Business area
Number of meeting rooms


Number of private rooms


Room rental


Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

€10. Reduced rate : €8. Ticket with concierge €15. Reduced rate : €12.

Guided tour

In French (upon inquiry) Guided visits are regularly organised : consult the programme des visities des Monuments nationaux at http://sainte-chapelle.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/

Group tour

Groups must reserve beforehand by email: resailedelacite@monuments-nationaux.fr


Free on the first Sunday of the month from 1 November to 31 March. Free for Under 18s and under 26s from the European Union, as well as primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions). Free for the disabled and an accompanying person, as well as job seekers and those receiving French welfare benefits.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Free and reduced for disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people : Entrance fee to monuments: free entrance for disabled visitors and accompanying person. See the brochure for prices for guided visits and workshops.

Methods of payment
  • CB/Visa CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard Eurocard/Mastercard
Opening times
Opening times

From 1 March to 31 October: 9.30am to 6pm. From 1 November to 29 February: 9am to 5pm. Wednesdays 15 May - 15 September : late opening until 9:30pm.

Details of opening times

From September to June, no entry between 1pm and 2.15pm (though the monument remains open).

Opening of ticket desks

Last entry 30 minutes before closing Late openings: last entry at 9pm.

Late opening

Open on Wednesday until 9.30pm from 15 May to 15 September.

Exceptional opening

Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November

Address details
Sainte-Chapelle - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

8 boulevard du Palais
75001 Paris
GPS : 48.8543592 / 2.3449218000000656

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 53 40 60 80 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 53 40 60 90

Event website : sainte-chapelle.monuments-nationaux.fr


District : Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis

  • Subway Cité
  • Bus 21, 27, 38, 85, 96, Balabus
  • RER Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
Car park/Parking

Car park/Parking : Harlay, Notre-Dame square.

Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to hearing impaired Hearing
  • Adapted to mentally impaired Mental
  • Adapted to physically impaired Visual
  • Adapted to visually impaired Physical
Access facilities offered to disabled people

Entrance fee to monuments: free entrance for disabled visitors and accompanying person. See the brochure for prices for guided visits and workshops.

Adapted activities and workshops

Loan of wheelchairs

More information on accessibility

-Physical disability: Saint-Michel car park is accessible, reserved spaces around Palais de Justice. For all drop-offs by vehicle, please state during reservation. The number of visitors in wheelchairs allowed in the monument at the same time is limited to 2 per floor. Reservation required. The lower chapel is accessible by an access ramp declined by 10%. Access to the high chapel is by a lift with limited space, accessible to people in wheelchairs of a maximum of 60cm wide. A loan adapted wheelchair is possible for transferable guests. It is advised to have an accompanying person with you. Toilets are adapted.

Find out all you need to know about accessibility in France's National Monuments www.handicap.monuments-nationaux.fr
You can download the brochure presenting the various tours on offer for disabled people in the 12 national monuments in Paris and the Paris region by visiting the 'Contacts par Région' tab.
Contact : handicapidf@monuments-nationaux.fr
Centre des Monuments Nationaux Pôle Île-de-France
22, avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

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