Hello, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to introduce you the Sainte-Chapelle, a Gothic style cathedral in the Cité, the central island in Paris. The church is known for its gorgeous stained glass art.
Built in 1248, the Cathedral was damaged during the French revolution, it was restored in 19th century with good conditions of stained glass. Still it remains many places to be retouched or polished, but Sainte-Chapelle opens its door to visitors every single day except the following three days : New Year, 1st May, and Christmas.
When you enter into the cathedral, you will be overwhelmed with its atmosphere. With the darkness and the intense color of the wall inside the cathedral, you would feel as if you were in the midst of middle age praying for God.
The high ceiling of the cathedral on the second floor allows the window to absorb light as much as possible. Even if it wasn’t good and rained a bit when I visited there, inside the cathedral I wouldn’t feel it was raining outside. (btw, these days Paris has been experiencing weird weather. If you read my recent articles, shortly or all-day long, it rained everyday when I travelled.)
One hour will be enough to look around. However, you may experience a long queue to get in. You can go there with Paris’ museum pass, but it doesn’t allow you to skip the line. However, if you get Le billet jumelé (15€, covering the Sainte-Chapelle and Conciergerie), you can skip the line to get in.
Enjoy your trip with Marimonda! See you soon 🙂
Address : 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
Hours : 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Oct-Mar) / 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Apr-Sep)