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Paris Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité Skip the Line Entrance Ticket

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Avoid the huge crowds with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to Sainte Chapelle in Paris. See more than 1,000 exquisite stained-glass windows at this royal chapel of the Rayonnant Gothic period. The huge windows depict Old and New Testament stories in beautiful colors that light up in the sunlight. Because you can skip the pesky entrance lines, you’ll have even more time to admire the work that went into these windows.
  • With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Sainte Chapelle in Paris
  • Dodge the crowds as you enter the chapel right away
  • Admire the beauty of the Gothic-style chapel
  • Take your time viewing more than 1,000 stained-glass windows that depict biblical stories
  • Dates and times vary
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Sainte Chapelle Entrance Ticket (date & time entry to select after purchase)
Audio-guide tour available at Sainte-Chapelle in : French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese. In addition to admission charge: Full price: €4.50 / Couple (2 headsets): €6 / Disabled visitors: €3 / Under-18s: €3
Sainte-Chapelle , 10 Bd du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

Directions: Metro Line 4: Cité RER A, B, and D: Chatelet-les-Halles RER B,C: Saint-Michel, Notre-Dame

10/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
With this skip-the-line ticket to the Sainte Chapelle in Paris, the way you spend your time is up to you. Because you get to bypass waiting in huge lines packed with people, there’s more time to enjoy the site and all it has to offer.

The chapel is usually open to the public from morning to evening, but please double check dates to make sure it’s open the day you want to go. Also, on some dates, the building opens at 9am and closes at 5pm and other dates it opens at 9:30am and closes at 6pm.

Head into the Gothic-style chapel to see what all the fuss is about. Your greeted by more than 1,000 stained-glass windows, and each window depicts a story from the Old or New Testament. Marvel at the elegance of the work put into each design as light shines in from outside and illuminates the image. This chapel was built because it was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by King Louis IX.

When you're done exploring the inside, don't forget to pop across the street to snap a few pictures of the outside, too — it's really just as beautiful. 
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Get to see this newly restored, beautiful and quite intimate chapel from the 13th century, admire its mesmerizing stained glass windows. Built in seven years, an impressive feat, the Sainte Chapelle was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis. Having these sacred relics in his possession made the already powerful monarch head of western Christianity.  Adorned with a unique collection of fifteen glass panels and a large rose window forming a veritable wall of light, the Sainte-Chapelle is a gem of French Gothic architecture. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15 metres high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments recounting the history of the world until the arrival of the relics in Paris. Please note: • Free admission: 18-25 years old (EU nationals and regularised EU residents) • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet available in: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Polish • Due to the "Vigipirate Plan", luggage larger than 55x35x20 will not be accepted inside the monuments. • Security checks are taking place: Sharp, dangerous items or motorcycle helmet are not permitted inside the monument.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Direct access with your mobile or paper voucher
  • Admission to all national monuments is free of charge to people under the age 18. Citizens and permanent residents from the European Union can visit for free if they are aged between 18 and 25 years old (an ID is necessary).
  • Number of steps to the High Chapel: 33
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that travelers will not receive any refund regardless of cancellation status, even if the monument is closed on your visit date, you can use this ticket any other open day.
  • Last access to the monument is 40 minutes before closing.
  • Please note that due to Covid-19, after purchasing your ticket on Viator or on any Viator channels, you need to visit the supplier website (link available on your voucher) to select your travel date & time slot prior to access the monument. This step is also necessary for people under the age 18, citizens and permanent residents from the European Union if they are aged between 18 and 25 years old (an ID is required) visiting for free.
  • Following an announcement from the French government, as of 21st July, a Health Pass OR that a guest has been tested (PCR or Antigen) and has a negative result within the last 48 hours; OR for persons who have had COVID-19: the result of a positive RT-PCR or Antigen test will be required for guests aged 18 and older to visit the monument.
  • Please note that access to the monument will be free on September 18th and 19th during the European Heritage Days.
  • From September 8th, a security perimeter will be set up around the Île de la Cité from Monday to Friday. Access will only be via Place Lépine (flower market square), where an initial check will be carried out by the police. Visitors will be required to present their entrance tickets to the monument. Visitors to the Sainte-Chapelle will have a dedicated line. The Cité metro station remains open. Then, visitors will be able to access the monuments through the usual address where a second check will be carried out before entering the monument. On weekends, public holidays and Christmas holidays, and on days without an audience (some Mondays), access to the monuments will be via the usual address.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Centre des Monuments Nationaux
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paris Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité Skip the Line Entrance Ticket?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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    What is the social distancing policy during Paris Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité Skip the Line Entrance Ticket?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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    228 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    Sainte-Chapelle: The Glory of Paris
    , Mar 2020
    A glorious religious masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The staff are friendly and helpful. The visitor is enlightened with bilingual (English and French) information boards. The guide recommends spending an hour but you could stay all day.
    , Mar 2020
    It was very wet so it spoiled things a little ... very crowded so difficult to appreciate this place
    Not Essential but Nice Thing to Have
    , Feb 2020
    Although I think that Sainte Chapelle is very beautiful and worth looking into I do not think that you need the Skip the line ticket. Sainte Chapelle is very small and so people don't stay long (there are only about two rooms to look at) therefore the line moves quickly, even though it can appear long. If you are in a rush to see a ton of stuff in the same day then sure, the skip the line ticket might be worth it.
    Saint Chappelle upstairs
    , Feb 2020
    The experience was good, although since it is winter, no big crowds and no need for skip the line here. One thing, when you go in, make sure you go upstairs where the really nice stained glass is. No one to tell you that, had to ask, and stairs are tough, but it was worth the climb.
    Worth the premium
    , Dec 2019
    The line was around the corner to visit the church. With our printed vouchers, we walked right to the front and saved ourselves hours of wait time. Totally worth it!
    No waiting
    Danielle P
    , Nov 2019
    Skip the line tickets were great. Went straight in. Beautiful stained glass. Lots of photo opportunities. Reccomend
    Sainte Chapelle
    Leafy S
    , Nov 2019
    At first I was very disappointed as I didn't realize there was a 2nd floor. I thought the gift shops were a bit tacky in a church. However w,hen I realized the main attraction was upstairs, I revised my option. The stained glass is amazing, but still does not compare to Notre Dame which unfortunately is not viewable at present. Amazing to think pe.ople learned their Bible stories from the glass pictures.
    Beautiful windows
    , Nov 2019
    Well worth the walk up the winding staircase to view this lovely church with the stained glass windows.
    , Oct 2019
    One of the most underrated visits in Paris. This is a must see, the stained glass alone is worth the visit. Hope for a sunny day so you can really see the glass in all of its glory. We got there early in the morning (9AM) and didn't have a line to deal with, even with Notre Dame closed.
    Great value!
    , Oct 2019
    This was the best way to see this magnificent church, firstly it was cheaper than buying tickets at the door and secondly we skipped the huge line to get in. Highly recommend!

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