The Ste Chapelle is one of the most beautiful monuments to visit in Paris. Our favorite church in Paris, with stunning stained-glass windows.Notre Dame's Island Tour with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's Prison
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 a 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. A must-see attraction in Paris!
This Royal Chapel is located on the Ile de la Cite (a natural island in the Seine River). A short walk from Notre Dame Cathedral and the Conciergerie.
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
La Ste chapelle church hosts over 100 classical concerts per year. The Chapel is a music venue you don't forget!