The beauty of Palais de la Cité in Paris
In the middle of the 13th century, Saint Louis built a chapel (called Sainte Chapelle) at the heart of his residence in Paris, Palais de la Cité. Designed as a monumental reliquary, it initially housed the crown of thorns worn by Christ.
A masterpiece of Rayonnant Gothic architecture, the sumptuous decoration of the chapel and the translucent beauty of its stained glass windows already stunned its founder’s contemporaries, who thought that they had entered one of the most beautiful places in heaven.
Since restored, it is now your turn to discover this unique collection of 15 stained glass windows that form a veritable wall of light!
Not to be missed!
Ticket for the Conciergerie and Saint-Chapelle is included in the Paris Region Pass - Experience.
Open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. from 1 November to 29 February and from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. from 1 March to 31 October.
Closed on 01/01, 01/05, 25⁄12
Late opening until 9.30 p.m. every Wednesday from May to September.
Tickets and prices
- Free for those under the age of 18 (with their family but excluding school groups), those under the age of 26 who are European Union nationals or who live in a European country and for everyone on the first Sunday of the month from November to March.