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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...

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8 boulevard du Palais

75001 Paris

District : Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis

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Windows 111 and 113 (depicting scenes from Exodus and Genesis) and the rose window are currently being renovated. The work is scheduled for completion in December 2014.
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: €12.50 / €8.50 (concessions)

Car park/Parking

Harlay, Notre-Dame square.


Member of the Paris Museum Pass, Bookshop

Business area
Number of meeting rooms


Number of private rooms


Room rental


Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

€8.50 / €5.50 (concessions)

Guided tour

Tours with a lecturer-guide at 10.30am on Tuesdays (tours last 1hr30). Details in the ‘Guided tours’ section of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux website: www.monuments-nationaux.fr/fr/visites-conferences-ile-de-france/presentation/ Sainte-Chapelle staff conduct 45-minute guided tours for individual visitors at 11am, 3pm and 4pm daily. No reservations required.

Group tour

Groups must reserve beforehand: - By fax: +33 (0)1 53 40 60 96 - By email: resailedelacite@monuments-nationaux.fr - Group rates - tourism professionals: €6.50


Free on the first Sunday of the month from 1 November to 31 March. Free for 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 28 February: 9am to 5pm.

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

Sainte-Chapelle - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

8 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris

Concert de la Pentecôte : chefs-d'œuvre de la musique sacrée


from Sunday 24 May 2015 to Saturday 30 May 2015

Profondeur et émotion.A l'occasion de la Pentecôte, l'Orchestre Paris Classik et le Chœur Paris Cité...

Vivaldi, Albinoni, Haendel, concert


from Monday 18 May 2015 to Sunday 28 June 2015

Des hits du répertoire classique.Vous que la musique classique fait vibrer, vous le savez : il existe de...

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from Monday 01 June 2015 to Tuesday 09 June 2015

Baroquement vôtre.Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Bach ou encore Purcell, tels sont quelques un des compositeurs qui...

Les plus belles sonates baroques pour flûte, violon et clavecin, concert


from Thursday 28 May 2015 to Sunday 31 May 2015

De belles pages musicales.Depuis quelques années, la musique baroque connaît un véritable regain...

Vivaldi, Vitali, Pachelbel, concert


from Friday 03 April 2015 to Thursday 11 June 2015

Une musicalité intense.Amoureux de la musique classique, en particulier de la musique pour violon,...

Les plus belles pages pour quatuor et célèbres adagios, concert


from Thursday 04 June 2015 to Sunday 28 June 2015

Des œuvres enivrantes.Intimité et intensité musicale peuvent aller de pair. C'est ce que prouve le...

Les Variations Goldberg transcrites pour quintette, concert


from Monday 15 June 2015 to Monday 22 June 2015

Du clavier à la musique de chambre, une nouvelle variation.Parmi les œuvres phares de Jean-Sébastien...

Célèbres adagios, concert


from Tuesday 16 June 2015 to Tuesday 23 June 2015

Envoûtements musicaux.Un "adagio" n'est pas en soi un genre musical. Il s'agit en réalité...

Les Quatre Saisons de Vivaldi, concert


from Monday 29 June 2015 to Monday 29 June 2015

Vivacité et universalité.Au nom de Vivaldi, une œuvre vient tout de suite à l'esprit : Les Quatre...

Les Suites pour violoncelle de Bach, concert


from Monday 29 June 2015 to Monday 29 June 2015

Un sommet de l'œuvre pour violoncelle.Parmi les œuvres de Jean-Sébastien Bach, les Suites pour...

Arias, adagios et Ave Maria célèbres, concert


from Tuesday 30 June 2015 to Tuesday 30 June 2015

Une émotion profonde."Emotion". Voilà le mot qui pourrait sans doute résumer le mieux ce...

Les Variations Goldberg, concert


from Tuesday 30 June 2015 to Tuesday 30 June 2015

Un monument de l'œuvre pour clavier.Parmi toutes les œuvres écrites pour le clavier, les Variations...

Stabat Mater de Pergolèse, Jésus que ma joie demeure de Bach, concert


from Saturday 13 June 2015 to Sunday 14 June 2015

Chefs-d'œuvre de la musique sacrée.Si vous un passionné de la musique sacrée et que la musique vocale...

Les concertos pour violoncelle de Haydn, Vivaldi…, concert


from Tuesday 16 June 2015 to Tuesday 23 June 2015

Une musique envoûtante.Avec son timbre proche de la voix humaine, le violoncelle a tout ce qu'il faut pour...

Intégrale des sonates et partitas pour violon de Bach, concert


from Tuesday 02 June 2015 to Friday 12 June 2015

Pépites violonistiques.Un Jean-Sébastien Bach familier, à fleur d’archet, qui coule de source et vous...

Violon et Songs, concert


from Sunday 07 June 2015 to Friday 12 June 2015

Sacré et profane associés.Si le violon semble aller complètement de soi dans un concert, la notion de...

Mozart: Requiem (quartet version), concert


from Monday 18 May 2015 to Friday 29 May 2015

Requiem of a genius.Born in Salzburg January 27, 1756, Mozart quickly came to be known as a musical...

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

Website : sainte-chapelle.monuments-nationaux.fr


District : Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis

  • Subway Cité
  • Bus 21, 27, 38, 85, 96 et 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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