Sainte Chapelle

Ile de France
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The city of Paris has some stunning religious architecture and the beautiful Sainte Chapelle should be high on your list for a visit. Its upper chapel contains an incredible 6,458sqft of stained glass in deep reds and blues that is truly spectacular as it rises up in columns to the vaulted roof.

Originally part of the royal palace, the Sainte Chapelle was built in the 13th century by Louis IV and once held not only the king's relics, but also Christ's crown of thorns and a piece of his cross that are now housed in the Notre Dame de Paris.

Places to visit nearby

Paris in Ile de France is France's capital city and a hub of art, culture and fashion that is the most visited city in the world!

Versailles in Ile de France is the home of one of France's most famous and spectacular monuments - the Palace of Versailles.

Giverny in Normandy is a picturesque village that captured the heart of Monet, becoming his home town and inspiring many of his most famous works.

Nearby attractions

Possibly the most famous cathedral in the world, and the legendary haunt of Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre-Dame, the Notre Dame de Paris is an unmissable sight in France's capital.

Paris has many museums to visit but one of the best, after the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay, of course, is the Musée National du Moyen Age, a museum of the Middle Ages.

One of the world's largest museums and the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains over 100,000 art objects from prehistory up to the 19th century.