The Ste Chapelle is one of the most beautiful monuments to visit in Paris. Classical concerts are hosted almost every night. Enjoy classical music in the royal chapel, surrounded by stunning stained glass windows.
This Royal Chapel is located on the Ile de la Cite (a natural island in the Seine River). Six to eight minutes walk from Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Conciergerie.
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.
The Paris Chapel was built in the XIII Century, with a Gothic architecture.
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 about 100 classical concerts per year. A stunning venue where to listen to classical music.
The church is a must-see attraction in Paris.Classical music events in Paris
Address: 4 Boulevard du Palais, 1st arrondissement (entrance through the Palais de Justice).
Metro: Line 4, station Cité
Hours: 9:30 am to 6 pm