"Details lower chapel-Detalles capilla baja" Sainte-Chapelle Tip by spanishguy

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris: 145 reviews and 357 photos

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As I explained in the previous tips, decoration is quite remarkable in this chapel, that's why I write one more tip to show you a bit more of it. Upper chapel is very spectarcular for its well-known stained glassed windows, but the lower chapel is a nice surprice of colourful walls and columns, bright medallions and a wonderful apse, where the altar used to be.

Unfortunatly this place is completly spoiled because of the cheese idea of putting a souvenir shop INSIDE this chapel. It seems an horrible idea for me and it shows a completly lack of consideration for this part of the building. I hope they will remove this stand from here in the near future. I don't show you photos of this here because I don't want to disturb the wonderful ensemble of the lower chapel with this stuff. You can see it my "Tourist traps" section.

Escribo otro consejo más para mostrar algo más del lugar. La capilla alta es muy espectacular con sus conocidas vidrieras, pero la capilla baja es una bonita sorpresa por sus coloridos muros y columnas, sus brillantes medallones y su precioso ábside, donde se encontraba el altar.

Desgraciadamente este lugar ha sido completamente desgraciado con la idea cutre de instalar una tienda de recuerdo DENTRO de la capilla. Me parece una idea horrible y muestra una absoluta falta de consideración con esta parte del edificio. Espero que la quiten de aquí lo antes posible.. No muestro fotos de esto aquí para no estropear la idea del conjunto de la baja capilla, pero lo puedes ver en mi sección de "Trampas para el turista".

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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, Saint-Michel, or Châtelet. RER: Chatelet -Les-Halles, Saint-Michel
Phone: 01 53 40 60 97
Website: http://sainte-chapelle.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/

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  • Updated May 12, 2008
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