Sainte-Chapelle - Centre des Monuments Nationaux Member

8 boulevard du Palais - 75001 Paris

Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis - 1er Arrondissement



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.

Architectural style

  • Gothique


  • Architecture
  • Art monumental
  • Histoire
  • Sculpture
  • Vitraux


Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

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


En supplément du droit d'entrée : 4,50 €, 6 € pour 2 appareils, 3 € pour les groupes adultes, -18 ans et les visiteurs handicapés. Disponible en français, anglais, allemand, italien, espagnol et japonais. Durée : 1 heure.

Educational activities

Ateliers du Patrimoine pour scolaires. Tél : +33 (0) 1 53 40 60 85 Fax : +33 (0) 1 53 40 60 90.

Combined tickets

Sainte-Chapelle + Conciergerie : 13,50 €. TR : 10,50 €.


  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Bookshop

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

Group tour

Groups must reserve beforehand by email:


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

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Opening times

From 1 March to 31 October: monday to friday from 9.30am to 12.45pm and from 2.15pm to 6pm, saturday, sunday and holidays from 9.30am to 6pm.
From 1 November to 29 February: monday to friday from 9am to 12.45pm and from 2.15pm to 5pm, saturday, sunday and holidays from 9am to 5pm

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

Voir la carte

Sainte-Chapelle - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

8 boulevard du Palais
75001 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 40 60 80

  • Subway - Cité
  • RER - Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
  • Bus - 21, 27, 38, 85, 96, Balabus
  • Harlay, Notre-Dame square.

Adapted to disabled people

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Visual Visual
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical

Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people. Loan of wheelchairs. Adapted activities and workshops.

Accessibility for disabled people

-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
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 :
Centre des Monuments Nationaux Pôle Île-de-France
22, avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

Avis des clients

Monument in the same district: Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis

Monument in the same arrondissement: 1st arrondissement

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