"SAINTE CHAPELLE.....Palace..." Sainte-Chapelle Tip by viajeromaga

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris: 145 reviews and 357 photos


SAINTE CHAPELLE.....Palace Chapel built by Louis IX during the 13th century and a famous example of late gothic architecture. Constructed on the Ile de la Cite in the middle of Paris.

Yhe Sainte-Chapelle was planned as a shrine for religous relics that Louis IX adquired from Constantinopla in 1239. Pierre de Montereau, one of the world greatest gothic architect, was its designer.

Constructions began in 1239 and the chapel was consecrated in 1248. It stands as perphaps the best gothic church of small dimensions.

It was constructed in the finest and most elaborate manner of the time, with metals clamps to strengthen the delicate masonry and scultural, ceramic and painted decoration to enrich it.

The ground floor contains three aisles. The main nave is famous for a complete set of stained - glass windows, largely from the 13th century.

Address: Boulevard du Palais
Directions: Sainte-Chapelle is inside the Palais of Justice on Ile de le Cité-- a few minute walk from Notre Dame. Métro : Cité, Staint-Michel, or Châtelet. RER: Chatelet -Les-Halles, Saint-Michel
Phone: 01 53 73 78 50
Website: http://www.pbase.com/francist/chap&page=all

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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