☆ Sainte-Chapelle ☆
Next to the Palais de Justice (law courts), Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie are the precious remains of what was once the palace of the kings of France from the 10th to the 14th century..
The Sainte-Chapelle, a triumphantly flamboyant example of the Gothic style, was commissioned by Saint Louis..
In the lower chapel, dedicated to the Virgin, gilded lilies on an azure-blue starstudded vault are a wonderful sight..
But reserve your praise for the upper chapel, designed to house the relics of Christ’s Passion, dispersed during the French Revolution, and lined with predominantly red and blue stained-glass windows – the largest expanse of 13th century stained glass in the world..
6, bd du Palais (1st). M° Cité.
Tel: 01 53 40 60 80.
Daily except 1 Jan, 1 May and 25 Dec. Summer: 9.30am-6pm.
Winter: 9am-5pm. €7.50 – RR: €4.80.
Combined ticket with the Conciergerie: €10 – RR: €7.50.
Under 18s and 1st Sun of the month from Oct to Mar: free.