La-Sainte Chapelle, or Holy Chapel, in Paris was originally built to house the Crown of Thorns and a piece of the True Cross from Christ's Passion. St. Louis (King Louis IX) acquired the relics and ordered this chapel to be built. The relics were later moved to the Notre Dame Cathedral and survived the 2019 fire. One of the oldest surviving buildings in Paris, the chapel was consecrated on April 26, 1248 and was the royal residence of the French Kings until the 14th century.
La-Sainte Chapelle in the Palais de la Cité, is a jewel of the Rayonnat Gothic period ornamented with over 1,000 detailed scenes in the 15 stained glass windows. The church also has a rich history and was at one time a used as a prison where Marie-Antoinette was held. Since 1862 La-Sainte Chapelle has been officially recognized as a national historic monument and is a very popular tourist attraction. Major renovations took place before celebrations for the 800th Anniversary of the birth of St. Louis in 2015.
8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
From January 2 to March 31: Open Every day from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
From April 1 to September 30: Open Every day from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
From October 1 to December 31: Open every day from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Annually: January 1, May 1, December 25
General Entrance Fee:
10 euro per person
Accommodations & Transportation:
Paris has many 4 and 5 star hotels and is a walkable city with many options for public transportation like taxis, busses and metro. The nearest metro station is Cité.