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…
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.
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!)
*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/ )