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Visit Paris Sainte-Chapelle and Stained Glass Glory

Sainte-Chapelle A gem of Gothic style

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.

Stunning stained glass. 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. [read more…]

“Sainte-Chapelle windows” App

Yes, you read that correctly. BEFORE your visit, download the “Sainte-Chapelle windows” app (click here) and unlock the secrets of the stained glass windows in the monument built by Saint Louis.  The app recognizes windows’ details from a distance and displays the info on the screen.

Sainte-Chapelle Location

Sainte-Chapelle sits next to the Palais de Justice, built c. 1240, during the reign of Louis IX. Today the Palais houses the Paris Court of Appeals. Two gorgeous gothic marvels a stones throw from Notre Dame.

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Paris Palais de Justice and Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle exterior

Photos by Suzy Dias. Click on an image to enlarge.

Paris Sainte-Chapelle exterior

Don’t forget the gargoyles…

Paris Sainte-Chapelle exterior gargoyles

Front entrance

Sainte-Chapelle exterior

Paris Sainte-Chapelle exterior Madona

Step into Sainte-Chapelle

Paris Sainte-Chapelle stained glass windows
Paris Sainte-Chapelle stained glass windows
Paris Sainte-Chapelle stained glass windows
Paris Sainte-Chapelle stained glass windows
Paris Sainte-Chapelle arches
Paris Sainte-Chapelle stained glass windows
Paris Sainte-Chapelle arches