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- With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Sainte Chapelle in Paris
- Dodge the crowds as you enter the chapel right away
- Admire the beauty of the Gothic-style chapel
- Take your time viewing more than 1,000 stained-glass windows that depict biblical stories
- Dates and times vary
Departure & Return
Directions: Metro Line 4: Cité RER A, B, and D: Chatelet-les-Halles RER B,C: Saint-Michel, Notre-Dame
|Monday - Sunday:||09:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
What To Expect
The chapel is usually open to the public from morning to evening, but please double check dates to make sure it’s open the day you want to go. Also, on some dates, the building opens at 9am and closes at 5pm and other dates it opens at 9:30am and closes at 6pm.
Head into the Gothic-style chapel to see what all the fuss is about. Your greeted by more than 1,000 stained-glass windows, and each window depicts a story from the Old or New Testament. Marvel at the elegance of the work put into each design as light shines in from outside and illuminates the image. This chapel was built because it was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by King Louis IX.
When you're done exploring the inside, don't forget to pop across the street to snap a few pictures of the outside, too — it's really just as beautiful.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Direct access with your mobile or paper voucher
- Admission to all national monuments is free of charge to people under the age 18. Citizens and permanent residents from the European Union can visit for free if they are aged between 18 and 25 years old (an ID is necessary).
- Number of steps to the High Chapel: 33
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Please note that travelers will not receive any refund regardless of cancellation status, even if the monument is closed on your visit date, you can use this ticket any other open day.
- Last access to the monument is 40 minutes before closing.
- Please note that due to Covid-19, after purchasing your ticket on Viator or on any Viator channels, you need to visit the supplier website (link available on your voucher) to select your travel date & time slot prior to access the monument. This step is also necessary for people under the age 18, citizens and permanent residents from the European Union if they are aged between 18 and 25 years old (an ID is required) visiting for free.
- Following an announcement from the French government, as of 21st July, a Health Pass OR that a guest has been tested (PCR or Antigen) and has a negative result within the last 48 hours; OR for persons who have had COVID-19: the result of a positive RT-PCR or Antigen test will be required for guests aged 18 and older to visit the monument.
- Please note that access to the monument will be free on September 18th and 19th during the European Heritage Days.
- From September 8th, a security perimeter will be set up around the Île de la Cité from Monday to Friday. Access will only be via Place Lépine (flower market square), where an initial check will be carried out by the police. Visitors will be required to present their entrance tickets to the monument. Visitors to the Sainte-Chapelle will have a dedicated line. The Cité metro station remains open. Then, visitors will be able to access the monuments through the usual address where a second check will be carried out before entering the monument. On weekends, public holidays and Christmas holidays, and on days without an audience (some Mondays), access to the monuments will be via the usual address.
- Most travelers can participate
- OPERATED BY Centre des Monuments Nationaux
Learn more about cancellations.
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience