Sainte Chapelle (Paris, France) Reviews
Newest Review: ... between the French monarchy and God, hence the chapel being decorated with Fleur de Lys and sysmbols of Christ. ACCESS: The chapel is located on the Ile de la Cite, which is on the Seine, right in the heart of Paris. It is a few minutes walk from Notre Damme. You can reach it by metro, line 4. The entrance fee is between 5.5-6.1 Euros depending on whether you take a tour. The chapel is also included on the Museums and Monuments Pass which is a fantastic investment if you're planning on seeing a couple of sights. I imagine that a tour would be well worthwhile, but there are information cards in the chapel which you can read... more
Customer Sainte Chapelle (Paris, France) Reviews (1)
by - written on 15/03/06, updated on 15/03/06 (Useful, 828 readings)
This place is absolutely breath-taking. I've never seen such a highly decorated church. It has to be one of the must sees on any trip to the French capital. HISTORY: The Saint Chapelle was begun in , on the orders of Louis IX, later Saint Louis, in the 13th Century. Louis had acquired the Crown of Thorns which Christ wore, for France, and wanted somewhere suitable to store this sacred relic. The idea of Saint Chapelle was to built an enormous reliquary in the middle of the royal palace on the Ile de la Cite (this palace is now the law courts. Having the chapel in the royal palace reinforced the closeness between the French monarchy and God, ... Read the complete review
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