Ste Chapelle Paris church

The Ste Chapelle is the most beautiful church in Paris. And a stunning music venue. Enjoy classical concerts near Notre-Dame Cathedral. The royal chapel contains most beautiful stained glass windows. 

Interior of the Sainte Chapelle

The little church is located on Ile de la Cite, center of Paris. You can walk easy from Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral to the Sainte Chapelle. 

Ste Chapelle facts

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.

Lower Ste Chapelle

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 per year. It is considered one of the most famous classical venues for Vivaldi music in Paris. Find at the church wonderful music performances. The church is a must-see attraction in Paris with evening concerts. 

Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle
Sainte-Chapelle tribune

Location and hours

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.

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