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The Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie are two of the earliest surviving buildings of the Capetian Royal Palace on the Île de la Cité and are consid...

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Discover a gem of Gothic style built in seven years: The Sainte Chapelle in the Palais de la Cité!Consecrated on 26 April 1248, the Sainte-C...

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Visit the 13th century Sainte Chapelle, a recently restored French Gothic chapel. Take time to explore the Sainte-Chapelle, one of the most ...

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Marvel at the beauty of two of Paris' Gothic gems with this 6-hour private tour of Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte Chapelle!Follow your guid...

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The Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie are two of the earliest surviving buildings of the Capetian Royal Palace on the Île de la Cité and are considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture.

Consecrated on 26th April 1248, the Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel) was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his precious collection of Christian relics, including Christ's Crown of Thorns, which were acquired by Saint Louis. Sainte-Chapelle actually consists of two chapels, the upper and the lower. The upper chapel was meant for the king, the royal family and the relics while the lower was meant for the workers of the royal palace. Today the chapel's highly known for the beauty of its 13th century stained glass windows. There are over 1,000 biblical figures depicted in the upper chapel. You will be left speechless when stepping inside this masterpiece and seeing the sunlight beaming through its windows.

The Conciergerie was originally part of the royal palace but turned into a state prison in 1370 after Charles V abandoned the palace. The prison became the main penitentiary for a network of prisons throughout Paris during the French Revolution where hundreds of prisoners were kept before being taken away to be guillotined. Marie-Antoinette is the most famous prisoner who was kept at the Conciergerie during the French Revolution where she spent her last days. Today you can visit the different prison cells as well as her cell which has been turned into a chapel.

Whether you want to marvel at the stained glass windows or take a tour to visit the old prison cells, the Conciergerie and Saint-Chapelle are national historical monuments that must be visited during your time in Paris!

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