THE SAINTE CHAPELLE (The Holly Chapel)

Bonjour,

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The Sainte Chapelle is a royal medieval gothic chapel which was built in XIIIth century and was commissioned by King Louis IX, aka Saint Louis, to house his collection of Passion relics (including Christ’s Crowns of Thorns). Let’s go inside…

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It’s located on the Ile de la Cité, ( in front of Notre Dame), in Le Palais de la Cité (Cité Palace) which is now called La Conciergerie.

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If we were you we’d go and see the Conciergerie! Why? Because it’s the prison where Queen Marie-Antoinette stayed before being executed (beheaded in fact!) during the French Revolution in the early XVIIIth century.

You can see Marie-Antoinette’s cell (like Tussaud Museum!)

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Enjoy

Candice&Ben

 

*Location : Central Paris.  (1st district) on the Cité Island. 8 Boulevard du Palais

*How do I get there?

-Very easy : Subway Line 4. Stations : “Cité” or “Saint Michel”

-Original : with a Velib’ (Bikes you can rent : http://www.velib.paris.fr/). Closest station “Marché aux Fleurs” (near Notre Dame)

*Opening : Open every day (except January 1st, may 1st and december 25th)
From march 1st till october 31st : 9.30am to 6.00pm
From november 1st till february 28th : from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

*Prices : 8,50€ per person (only for Sainte Chapelle) and 12,50€ (Sainte Chapelle + Conciergerie)

 

THE GOOD TIPS :

*Have a musical break by attending every day a classical music concert in the heart of the Holly Chapel. You may never forget this king of experience.

The concert last about an hour and begins around 8.30 pm. Price : 34€

More info on : (www.classictic.com/en/search/?country=france-4&city=paris-7&from_day=16&from_month=2013-04)

 

For more informations about the Sainte Chapelle : ( http://www.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/ )

NOTRE-DAME-DE-PARIS CATHEDRAL / Most visited monument ever !

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Bonjour,

Did you know that the most beautiful and oldest church of Paris is the most visited monument of the town ?

Each years, 14 millions tourists come and visit it.

And in few days, this monument, glorified by Victor Hugo through “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, will celebrate its 850th anniversary.

Candice&Ben

 

*Location : central Paris (in the 4th district) on the Cité Island

*How do I get there ?

Very easy : Subway : Line 4 : stations : “Cité” or “Saint Michel”

Easy : RER B or RER C station “Saint Michel-Notre Dame”

Original : with a Velib’ (Bikes you can rent : http://www.velib.paris.fr/). Closest station is the n°4001, located 10 rue d’arcole

*Opening : every day from 8.00 am till 6.45 pm (7.15 on saturday and sunday)

*Prices : FREE ENTRANCE !!!

 

THE GOOD TIPS :

*Have a break by eating nearby the best ice creams of Paris : in Maison Berthillon 31 rue Saint Louis en l’île (http://www.berthillon.fr/) : 3,80€ for 2 scoops of ice scream (1,30 US $). And don’t be afraid of the huge line in front of the store because it worths it !!

*Spend the night in an amazing B&B : Hospitel (http://www.hotel-hospitel.fr/). Each of the 14 rooms has a view on Notre Dame…

 

For more informations : http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/

BONJOUR ! WELCOME !

Welcome on our website !

It’s dedicated to Paris, the city of lights, where we live for so many years.

By this website, we want to help foreign tourists, like you, to discover Paris in a proper way.

It means that we are going to help you to find the fine restaurants, the marvellous guests houses or B&B, the best bakeries, the most impressive monuments etc etc !

And also, we are going to help you to find your way through Paris !

Let’s read us soon !

Candice&Ben