Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

1. Paris: Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

Discover the remarkable Gothic style and stunning stained glass work of the Sainte Chapelle Cathedral in Paris with this skip-the-line ticket. Admire this jewel the French Gothic aesthetic at your own pace with a self-guided tour booklet. Spend an hour admiring the spectacular stained-glass windows that contribute to making Sainte Chapelle so famous. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15-meters high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Learn more about these glass depictions using your tour booklet. Discover facts about sacred relics and items such as the Crown of Thorns or the Image of Edessa that were once held here. Gaze up at the star-painted ceiling.

Paris: Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie Skip-the-Line Tickets

2. Paris: Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie Skip-the-Line Tickets

Make the most of your visit to the Palais de la Cité by visiting 2 remarkable monuments: Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie. During your visit to the Conciergerie, explore the ancient court of the French Revolution. At this picturesque site, see the cells of criminals and the tombs of the heroes of the French Revolution. Alongside the Conciergerie, enjoy Sainte-Chapelle, one of the most stunning examples of Gothic architecture in the world. Admire the ancient stained glass windows, with an impressive depth of color and beautiful design. With this ticket, spend as much time as you want at each of those iconic Parisian monuments. Choose to discover the Conciergerie's medieval and revolution-era rooms as well as the spaces that have disappeared with the HistoPad. This digital mediation tool allows you to go back in time thanks to its augmented reality, 3D reconstructions, and interactive functionalities.

Paris: Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Louvre Tour

3. Paris: Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Louvre Tour

See all the world-renowned highlights of Paris in just one day. Take an elevator ride up the Eiffel Tower, join a scenic Seine cruise, pass by the Notre Dame Cathedral, and add an optional visit to the Louvre Pyramid on this guided tour of the city. Meet your local guide near the Eiffel Tower - be the first in line, avoid the crowds, and appreciate the amazing views of Paris from the 2nd or top floor (depending on the option you choose). Learn everything you need to know about the construction of the tower and the life of Gustave Eiffel. In the late morning, continue your tour with a boat ride on the Seine River to discover Paris and its waterfront landmarks such as the Orsay museum, the Louvre Museum, the Conciergerie, the Alexandre III Bridge, and the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. Next, head to the Notre Dame Cathedral by train. Not only will you experience the atmosphere of Paris like a local, but also hear the most interesting facts about the train system. Take a stroll by the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Shakespeare bookshop. If you choose the Louvre add-on, walk along the Seine River with your guide until you reach the world's largest museum, the Louvre. Listen to your guide give important information about its history and decide how to best enjoy your time inside. Most notably, see the Mona Lisa in person and explore the Italian and French painting departments or the antique Egyptian and Greek departments.

Paris: Sainte-Chapelle Skip-The-Line Ticket and River Cruise

4. Paris: Sainte-Chapelle Skip-The-Line Ticket and River Cruise

Spend less time in queues and more time admiring the finest collection of stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle. Get a booklet for a self-guided tour and see the windows that make Sainte-Chapelle the gem of French Gothic monuments. Go on a self-guided tour and marvel at the beauty of the Sainte-Chapelle, a Gothic-style royal chapel within the medieval Palais de la Cité. Marvel at the 1,113 stained glass windows in the monument and find out its great history. Decorated with a unique collection of 15 glass panels and a rose window, this jewel of shining Gothic architecture lies at the heart of the royal residence. Step inside for a closer look at this rich decoration. Besides exceptional stained glass windows, Sainte-Chapelle houses Christian artifacts of the Passion of Christ including the Crown of Thorns, a piece of the True Cross, and the holy face of Edessa. Learn how the possession of these sacred relics made the French monarchs head of western Christianity.

Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

5. Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

Join your guide for a fascinating walking tour of the charming and historical Ile de la Cite. Start your tour on the Left Bank in the Latin Quarter and pass by the famed bookstore, Shakespeare & Company, a gathering place for the literary legends of the 'Lost Generation'.   Then, see the imposing gothic structure of Notre Dame Cathedral. Built in the 13th century, this magnificent edifice has recently survived a devastating fire, yet she is still standing proudly as the symbol of the city. Learn of her incredible construction and watch history unfold before you, as she readies herself to stand tall for another eight centuries.   Next, enjoy a short stroll through the charming flower market to Sainte Chapelle. Built in the 13th century by King Saint Louis, 80% of the walls are covered by remarkable colored glass windows. Your last visit is to the Conciergerie, built as a medieval palace, but most famous as the prison and last home of Queen Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution.

Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise & Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

6. Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise & Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

Your day starts in front of the Louvre Pyramid. From there, take a stroll along the banks of the Seine, where you’ll hear all about the hidden history of this intriguing city, taking in its romantic sights along the way. As you approach the iconic Notre Dame, your guide will take you back in time hundreds of years to when the mighty cathedral was first built. You’ll be taken as close to the majestic landmark as the ongoing restoration will permit, in order to give you the best views possible. After crossing the river into the historic Latin Quarter, stroll down meandering, cobbled, streets, where you'll hear the stories and learn of the characters poets, philosophers, and artists that made Paris the City of Light. Finish your guided tour outside the city’s most beautiful chapel - Sainte Chapelle. This royal chapel was originally built to house relics and today it’s still one of the most jaw-dropping rooms in Paris. Enjoy flexible skip-the-line tickets, so you can spend more time enjoying the chapel and less waiting around.  Then, take a river cruise along the Seine, where you can experience and view Paris and its many magnificent buildings from a new vantage point. The cruise will last one hour and has also a live guide on board.

Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

7. Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

Discover Paris highlights like a local on an e-bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets with the help of a motor. Have the use of a raincoat, so you can enjoy the city in any weather. Take a family-friendly route that is mostly on bike paths and sidewalks.  Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Test drive your bike to ensure that you are comfortable handling an electric bike. Set off on an adventure as you ride to the iconic Louvre Palace.  Wave to the Mona Lisa as you pass the Louvre Muséum and the Carrousel shopping center. Enjoy the greenery in the Tuileries Gardens and watch the ships pass by the docks. Admire the oldest bridge in the city at Pont Neuf.  Travel to Cité Island to view the stunning Cité Palace. View the Gothic architecture of Saint Chapelle and the rose window of the Notre dame Cathédral. Venture to the Institute of France and see the love locks on the Arts Bridge.  Go by the Orsay Muséum which was once a train station before passing the Orsay Docks. Get up close to the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the view of it from across the Trocadero Gardens.  Feel the immensity of the Chaillot Palace as you see both wings. Get a taste of modern art as you pass by Tokyo Palace. Be tickled by the contrast between the Great and small palace.  Experience the connection between the US and France at the Liberty Flame in Lady Diana square. Ride by the arched Alexandre III bridge and appreciate the use of space in the Vendôme and Concorde square. Finish your tour where you began.

Paris: Discovery Hop-On Hop-Off and Paris by Night Tour

8. Paris: Discovery Hop-On Hop-Off and Paris by Night Tour

Discover the famous landmarks of Paris by day on a hop-on hop-off tour or illuminated at night on an open-top bus tour. See the city’s most famous monuments and buildings from great vantage points and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide.  During the day, enjoy the largest network of hop-on-hop-off routes in Paris to visit the City of Light, its monuments, and neighborhoods at your own pace.  Use each and every stop to visit historical sites such as Opera, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, Orsay Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and many more. Enjoy the flexibility to get off at any time and walk the most charming neighborhoods in Paris the bohemian Montmartre, the buzzing Latin Quarter, the trendy Marais, or the peaceful Ile de Saint Louis. By night, experience a unique 2-hour tour that will take you past the top landmarks brilliantly illuminated at night. Enjoy breath-taking views of The City of Light in all its splendor from the top deck of our buses. In both day and night tours, listen to the audio commentary specially designed for our routes available in 5 languages. If you are traveling with children, the fun commentary designed just for kids will entertain them throughout the route.

Paris Private Full Day Tour - Tickets to Louvre & Lunch

9. Paris Private Full Day Tour - Tickets to Louvre & Lunch

Discover everything about Paris in one day with a unique full day private tour. Admire its culture, gastronomy, and history. Let your local host take you to the most authentic places of the city, avoiding the crowds. Feel like a local, as you walk through the most picturesque neighborhoods of Paris. Visit the famous Pantheon, located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, where the remains of famous characters from history rest. Cross the romantic Seine River, colored with its artists and its bohemian atmosphere. Don't forget to have a coffee in the mythical round table bars facing the streets. Enjoy an authentic Parisian lunch, a perfect excuse to take a break from walking and to recharge your energy. Journey through the history of the city and see the most important sights of Paris, including the square where Marie Antoinette was beheaded. Pass through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens and the magnificent Louvre Museum, where you will quickly enter, thanks to your skip-the-line tickets. Get all the insights you need to make the most of your time exploring the City of Light.

Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

10. Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

Start your tour in front of the fairytale Hotel de Ville, home to the Mayor of Paris. Cross over to the Ile de la Cité, and enjoy a walk along the riverbanks and through the charming flower market. Then it’s time to skip the often long lines and enter the gem of the island, the Sainte Chapelle. This tiny chapel is home to some of the most dazzling stained glass in the world, much of it dating from the 13th Century.  Your tour will take you past the Conciergerie - medieval palace, revolutionary prison and final home of Queen Marie-Antoinette before she was taken to the guillotine in 1793. Learn of troubles and turmoil during the French Revolution and the stories of some of the famous residents of this infamous prison. See the oldest public clock in Paris, as your stroll continues through one of the prettiest squares in Paris to the oldest bridge in the city. Your final visit will be of the exterior of the spectacular 850-year-old gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame. Learn of the terrible fire in April 2019 that threatened to destroy this much-loved symbol of Paris, but more importantly of the talents and techniques of her medieval architects and builders, whose mastery ensured that she survived this drama and is still standing tall. Discover her fascinating past, and of course learn about the most famous resident, Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, and hear his colorful and thrilling story. See history unfold before you as she turns this new chapter and readies herself to face the future. Specially designed materials for children will be provided to ensure that younger members of the family are able to participate every step of the way. Your guides are all fully licensed and specialised in leading tours for groups of all ages. Spend a memorable afternoon in Paris and enjoy a visit through the captivating heart of the city.

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What people are saying about Sainte-Chapelle

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,401 reviews

Line was quick. The Chapel was gorgeous! This only takes about an hour to enjoy start to finish so a great activity to add in when visiting the Louvre.

Line was just 15min to get in. It’s a beautiful Chapelle. If you go try to go on a sunny day the windows are beautiful with the sun.

amazing experience. tour guide was interesting and informative but kept things moving. really really great.

Not as majestic as Notre dame and a long queue. Book first

Lovely stained glass and had a nice feeling inside.