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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Sainte-Chapelle

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

Product ID: 70689
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Take a self-guided tour and marvel at the more than 1,000 stained glass windows in this jewel of the Gothic period. Built in just 7 years, the Sainte Chapelle was intended to house significant Christian relics, including Christ's Crown of Thorns.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Booklets
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a self-guided tour at your own pace and in the language of your choice
  • Skip the lines with your priority access to Sainte Chapelle
  • Marvel at the grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
Full description
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 influence.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour booklet (lasts approximately 1 hour)
  • Visitor booklet available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Chinese and Portuguese
What’s Not Included
  • Live guide
  • Audio guide

When you get there

Meeting point

Sainte Chapelle entrance. 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris. Please note that this attraction closes at 4:00 PM on 24th December and 31st December 2017.

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Know before you go
• This is a self-guided tour. You will receive a booklet guiding you around the chapel, but there is no live guide or audio guide
• Free admission for those under 18 years and for EU residents under 25 years
• The ticket has no validity period, and can be used at any time
• The site is not wheelchair accessible
• Due to safety considerations, the maximum authorized size of bags is 40x40x20cm. Note that there is no luggage room to leave bags larger than this
• Please note that the Sainte-Chapelle will open at 3:00 PM on January 18, 2018
• Free entrance for children under 18-years-old
• Free for youth under 26-years-old from European Union
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