This jewel of Gothic architecture is hidden in the courtyard of what is today the Palais de Justice on the Île de la Cité. The play of colors and light in this two-storey chapel is stunning and simply breathtaking. The stained glass in the high windows of the upper chapel tells the story of the Creation in over 1,100 pictures. Countless stars twinkle on the vaulted ceiling, which is supported by narrow ribs. The lower chapel was intended for the gentry while the Royal Family prayed upstairs.
4, boulevard du Palais
- Station: Métro: Cité
- Website: http://sainte-chapelle.monuments-nationaux.fr
- Phone: +33-1-53406097
- Opening hours: March-Oct daily 9.30 am-6 pm, Nov-Feb 9 am-5 pm; closed 1 Jan, 1 May and 25 Dec