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Paris: Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

1. Paris: Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

Discover the remarkable Gothic style and stunning stained glass work of the Sainte Chapelle Cathedral in Paris with this skip-the-line ticket. Admire this jewel the French Gothic aesthetic at your own pace with a self-guided tour booklet. Spend an hour admiring the spectacular stained-glass windows that contribute to making Sainte Chapelle so famous. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15-meters high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Learn more about these glass depictions using your tour booklet. Discover facts about sacred relics and items such as the Crown of Thorns or the Image of Edessa that were once held here. Gaze up at the star-painted ceiling.

Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie Combined Skip-the-Line Ticket

2. Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie Combined Skip-the-Line Ticket

Make the most of your visit to the Palais de la Cité by visiting 2 remarkable monuments: Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie. During your visit to the Conciergerie, explore the ancient court of the French Revolution. At this picturesque site, see the cells of criminals and the tombs of the heroes of the French Revolution. Alongside the Conciergerie, enjoy Sainte-Chapelle, one of the most stunning examples of Gothic architecture in the world. Admire the ancient stained glass windows, with an impressive depth of color and beautiful design. With this ticket, spend as much time as you want at each of those iconic Parisian monuments. Choose to discover the Conciergerie's medieval and revolution-era rooms as well as the spaces that have disappeared with the HistoPad. This digital mediation tool allows you to go back in time thanks to its augmented reality, 3D reconstructions, and interactive functionalities.

Paris: Sainte-Chapelle Skip-The-Line Ticket and River Cruise

3. Paris: Sainte-Chapelle Skip-The-Line Ticket and River Cruise

Spend less time in queues and more time admiring the finest collection of stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle. Get a booklet for a self-guided tour and see the windows that make Sainte-Chapelle the gem of French Gothic monuments. Go on a self-guided tour and marvel at the beauty of the Sainte-Chapelle, a Gothic-style royal chapel within the medieval Palais de la Cité. Marvel at the 1,113 stained glass windows in the monument and find out its great history. Decorated with a unique collection of 15 glass panels and a rose window, this jewel of shining Gothic architecture lies at the heart of the royal residence. Step inside for a closer look at this rich decoration. Besides exceptional stained glass windows, Sainte-Chapelle houses Christian artifacts of the Passion of Christ including the Crown of Thorns, a piece of the True Cross, and the holy face of Edessa. Learn how the possession of these sacred relics made the French monarchs head of western Christianity.

Paris in 1 Day: Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Louvre

4. Paris in 1 Day: Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Louvre

See all the world-renowned highlights of Paris in just one day. Meet your local guide near the Eiffel Tower - be the first in line, avoid the crowds, and appreciate the amazing views of Paris from the 2nd or top floor (depending on the option you choose). Your guide will tell you everything you need to know about the construction of the tower and the life of Gustave Eiffel. In late morning, your tour continues with a boat ride on the Seine River to discover Paris and its waterfront landmarks such as the Orsay museum, the Louvre Museum, the Conciergerie, and the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. Take pictures of the gorgeous Alexandre III Bridge and after the boat tour, find yourself at the Notre Dame Cathedral by train. Not only will you experience the atmosphere of Paris like a local does, but also hear the most interesting facts about the train system and curiosities about the Parisian train stations. Explore the oldest part of Paris, a beautiful stroll by the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Shakespeare bookshop. (Please note, due to the fire at Notre Dame on April 15, 2019 we cannot enter the cathedral). Discover about its history and walk along the Seine River with your guide until reaching the biggest and most famous museum in the whole world, The Louvre Museum. Listen to your guide give important information about its history and decide how to best enjoy your time inside. Most notably, see the Mona Lisa in person and explore the Italian and French painting departments or the antique Egyptian and Greek departments. Due to the fire at Notre Dame on April 15, 2019 this tour cannot enter the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

5. Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

Discover the highlights of Paris like a local on an electric bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets easily with the help of a motor. Have the use of a raincoat, so you can enjoy the city in any weather. Take a family-friendly route that is mostly on bike paths and sidewalks. Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Test drive your bike to ensure that you are comfortable handling an electric bike. Set off on an adventure as you ride to the iconic Louvre Palace. Wave to the Mona Lisa as you pass the Louvre Muséum and the Carrousel shopping center. Enjoy the greenery in the Tuileries Gardens and watch the ships pass by the docks. Admire the oldest bridge in the city at Pont Neuf. Travel to Cité Island to view the stunning Cité Palace. View the Gothic architecture of Saint Chapelle and the rose window of the Notre dame Cathédral. Venture to the Institute of France and see the love locks on the Arts Bridge. Go by the Orsay Muséum which was once a train station before passing the Orsay Docks. Get up close to the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the view of it from across the Trocadero Gardens. Feel the immensity of the Chaillot Palace as you see both wings. Get a taste of modern art as you pass by Tokyo Palace. Be tickled by the contrast between the Great and small palace. Experience the connection between the US and France at the Liberty Flame in Lady Diana square. Ride by the arched Alexandre III bridge and appreciate the use of space in the Vendôme and Concorde square. Finish your tour where you began.

Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

6. Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

Join your guide for a fascinating walking tour of the charming and historical Ile de la Cite. Start your tour on the Left Bank in the Latin Quarter and pass by the famed bookstore, Shakespeare & Company, a gathering place for the literary legends of the 'Lost Generation'.   Then, see the imposing gothic structure of Notre Dame Cathedral. Built in the 13th century, this magnificent edifice has recently survived a devastating fire, yet she is still standing proudly as the symbol of the city. Learn of her incredible construction and watch history unfold before you, as she readies herself to stand tall for another eight centuries.   Next, enjoy a short stroll through the charming flower market to Sainte Chapelle. Built in the 13th century by King Saint Louis, 80% of the walls are covered by remarkable colored glass windows. Your last visit is to the Conciergerie, built as a medieval palace, but most famous as the prison and last home of Queen Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution.

Paris Passlib: Official City Pass - Museums, Cruises, & More

7. Paris Passlib: Official City Pass - Museums, Cruises, & More

Book your official city pass and enjoy Paris’ top museums, attractions, tours, and more, all in one pass. Using the pass' mobile app, simply choose the attractions or activities that interest you and build your own sightseeing program in Paris. This ultimate city pass opens doors to the major museums and monuments in Paris and Ile-de-France. See the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck or the Eiffel Tower, join a cheese and wine tasting, or enjoy a street art guided tour — the choice is wide. After booking your pass online, receive your QR code and download the customized mobile pass app (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher). Starting from the first activity used, you’ll have one year to take advantage of all the activities and attractions included. Choose 3 activities from the following: • River cruise with Bateaux Parisiens • River cruise with les Vedettes de Paris Entrance • Monnaie de Paris entry • Rodin Museum entry • Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac entry• The Centre Pompidou entry • Panthéon entry• Conciergerie entry • Sainte-Chapelle entry • Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis • Entrance château de Rambouillet entry • Château de Vincennes entry• Louvre Museum entry• Orsay Museum entry• Orangerie Museum entry• Grévin Paris entry• Eiffel Tower entry (2nd floor) • Paris Montparnasse entry• Top of the City Discover Paris by Night with Tootbus • Tea Time Marie-Antoinette 1789 • Tea Time Napoléon 1812 • 1 Fly Over Paris experience with FlyView (3 choices)• Fashion show experience at the Galeries Lafayette • 1-day city bike rental• Half-day e-bike rental• Guided district tour (choice of 6 tours and 3 audio-guided tours)

Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

8. Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

Start your tour in front of the fairytale Hotel de Ville, home to the Mayor of Paris. Cross over to the Ile de la Cité, and enjoy a walk along the riverbanks and through the charming flower market. Then it’s time to skip the often long lines and enter the gem of the island, the Sainte Chapelle. This tiny chapel is home to some of the most dazzling stained glass in the world, much of it dating from the 13th Century.  Your tour will take you past the Conciergerie - medieval palace, revolutionary prison and final home of Queen Marie-Antoinette before she was taken to the guillotine in 1793. Learn of troubles and turmoil during the French Revolution and the stories of some of the famous residents of this infamous prison. See the oldest public clock in Paris, as your stroll continues through one of the prettiest squares in Paris to the oldest bridge in the city. Your final visit will be of the exterior of the spectacular 850-year-old gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame. Learn of the terrible fire in April 2019 that threatened to destroy this much-loved symbol of Paris, but more importantly of the talents and techniques of her medieval architects and builders, whose mastery ensured that she survived this drama and is still standing tall. Discover her fascinating past, and of course learn about the most famous resident, Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, and hear his colorful and thrilling story. See history unfold before you as she turns this new chapter and readies herself to face the future. Specially designed materials for children will be provided to ensure that younger members of the family are able to participate every step of the way. Your guides are all fully licensed and specialised in leading tours for groups of all ages. Spend a memorable afternoon in Paris and enjoy a visit through the captivating heart of the city.

Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise & Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

9. Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise & Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

Your day starts in front of the Louvre Pyramid. From there, take a stroll along the banks of the Seine, where you’ll hear all about the hidden history of this intriguing city, taking in its romantic sights along the way. As you approach the iconic Notre Dame, your guide will take you back in time hundreds of years to when the mighty cathedral was first built. You’ll be taken as close to the majestic landmark as the ongoing restoration will permit, in order to give you the best views possible. After crossing the river into the historic Latin Quarter, stroll down meandering, cobbled, streets, where you'll hear the stories and learn of the characters poets, philosophers, and artists that made Paris the City of Light. Finish your guided tour outside the city’s most beautiful chapel - Sainte Chapelle. This royal chapel was originally built to house relics and today it’s still one of the most jaw-dropping rooms in Paris. Enjoy flexible skip-the-line tickets, so you can spend more time enjoying the chapel and less waiting around.  Then, take a river cruise along the Seine, where you can experience and view Paris and its many magnificent buildings from a new vantage point. The cruise will last one hour and has also a live guide on board.

The Hidden Gems of Paris in Virtual Reality

10. The Hidden Gems of Paris in Virtual Reality

Get teleported on a virtual journey through inaccessible places of Paris' monuments in a 360-degree immersion experience. Thanks to a combination of virtual and augmented reality technologies, discover fascinating stories and perspectives about these emblematic places of the capital of light. Discover the machinery of the Eiffel Tower installed in the 19th century in its basements, access the glass roof of the Grand Palais, climb up to the top of the arrow of the Sainte Chapelle, descend into the hidden corridors of the Pantheon to discover the secrets of the Great Men, sail on the canal that flows under Bastille Square, and finish your journey on the roofs of Montmartre at sunset time. Enjoy this fabulous virtual journey of emotions, surprises, and wonder!

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What people are saying about Sainte-Chapelle

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,537 reviews

Saints Chappell is absolutely beautiful! If you love the Bible, it is a gorgeous depiction of the Bible story (they provide a walk through). Otherwise it is just a wonderful place to see. And skip the line tickets are absolutely worth it!

An alternative activity that everyone will enjoy, in our case we watched the secrets or Paris and the special one of Notre Dame de Paris, it’s was great experience and we discovered new places and histories about this amazing city.

Vale muito a pena. O acompanhamento dos guias é excelente e tivemos o privilégio de ir a todos os locais propostas sem enfrentar a multidão.

It was really beautiful. I'm so glad I ordered. It was effortless and we'll worth the ticket price.

We had a great time and were extremely lucky for it to be just the two of us and outrtour guide.