Priority tickets for the Sainte-Chapelle
Attractions & guided tours

Priority tickets for the Sainte-Chapelle

based on 53 reviews
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 45 minutes to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy direct access to this iconic monument
  • Discover the most extensive 13th-century stained glass collection
  • Admire one of the highest achievements of Gothic architecture
What to expect

Discover a gem of Gothic style built in seven years: The Sainte Chapelle in the Palais de la Cité!

Consecrated on 26 April 1248, the Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. It was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his precious collection of Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis.

Along with the Conciergerie, the Sainte-Chapelle is one of the earliest surviving buildings of the Capetian royal palace on the Île de la Cité. Although damaged during the French Revolution, and restored in the 19th century, it has one of the most extensive 13th-century stained glass collection anywhere in the world. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15 meters high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments recounting the history of the world until the arrival of the relics in Paris.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Entrance ticket
    What's not included
    • Guide
    • Audioguide
    Reduced price

    The entrance is free for:

    • Children under 18 (except school groups)
    • EU citizens (18-25)
    • Disabled people
    • Unemployed people (proof required)
    • All visitors on "Journées du Patrimoine" the 3rd weekend of September
    • All visitors on the first Sunday of the month from 1 January to 31 March and from 1 December to 31 December
    Where

    8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

    Meeting point:

    Present your ticket at the entrance of the Sainte Chapelle. Metro stop: Cité (line 4).

    What to remember
    • During this period of reopening of the monuments, the Center des Monuments Nationaux asks its visitors to define their day and time of visit in advance
    • The ticket gives access to an unguided tour of the monument
    • Helmets, luggage and big items exceeding 55cmx35cmx20cm will not be accepted
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    When
    • Open every day from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (7.00pm from April to September)
    • Last admission 40 minutes before closing time
    • Closed on January 1st , May 1st and December 25th
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    Provider
    Centre des Monuments Nationaux
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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