Despite its rather humble dimensions, this is one of the most popular and admired churches in Paris. Check out its stained glass windows!
A Gothic explosion of colour
This small church has become a top attraction amongst the city’s 40 million annual visitors. Its stained glass windows, depicting around 1,000 religious scenes, such as The Genesis, The Exodus or The Resurrection, bathe the chapel in a beautiful and enchanting light. The Sainte-Chapelle is a true Gothic treasure located at the heart of the Île de la Cité. It was designed by Louis IX to house the relics brought back to France in the mid-13th century from Syria and Constantinople. It has two floors and was built between 1241 and 1248. Entry to the chapel costs 8.50 euros or you can buy a combined ticket to see the Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie for 12.50 euros. Check opening times and other details at www.sainte-chapelle.monuments-nationaux.fr.