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La Ste Chapelle church is one of the most beautiful churches to visit in Paris. And the best concert venue. The small church is near Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Palais de la Cité. The royal chapel contains the nicest stained glass windows in Paris. Every day enjoy a beautiful program of concerts at La Sainte-Chapelle Paris.
Where is located the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris? This church is on the Ile de la Cite, in center of Paris. It is an easy walk from Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral to the Sainte Chapelle.
The construction of the church was commissioned by Saint-Louis King of France to keep the Holy Crown of Jesus Christ, a fragment of True Cross and other relics. They are now preserved in Notre-Dame Cathedral. Visit the Treasury of Notre-Dame. The Paris Chapel was built in the XIII Century. Its architecture is Gothic. The Sainte Chapelle is classified as National monument.
During your visit, you find two major rooms. The lower chapel is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The columns mainly support the upper Chapel. Here you find the statue of Saint Louis.
The upper chapel is breathtakingly beautiful with a very high blue ceiling and huge stained glass windows.
They are represented the Books of genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, Isaiah, John the Apostle, the Childhood of Christ, The Passion, life of John the Baptist, the Book of Daniel, of Ezekiel, of Jeremiah, Tobit, book of Judith, Job, Book of Esther, Book of Kings. The rose stained glass shows the Revelation.
The stained-glass windows have been restored. It lasts forty years to complete the work. It was finished for the 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Louis IX of France.
La Ste chapelle church hosts at least 100 classical concerts a year. It is the most famous venue for Vivaldi concerts in Paris. You find here wonderful music performances. The church is a must-see attraction in Paris with evening concerts in the Summer.
Program at La Sainte Chapelle:Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle June 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19...
Address: 4 Boulevard du Palais, 1st arrondissement (entrance through the Palais de Justice). Metro stop: Cite.
The Sainte-Chapelle is opened every day between 9:30 and 5 pm (opening hours vary with tourist season) except January 1, May 1 and December 25, the Chapel is closed. Evening: between May 15 and September 15, every Wednesdays, the chapel is still opened until 9 pm.