European Heritage Days 2021 at the Sainte Chapelle

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by Laurent P. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 10h55 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 09h07
Make the best of European Heritage Days 2021 to visit the magnificent Sainte Chapelle, this architectural jewel in Paris that is over 800 years old. On Saturday September 18 and Sunday 19, 2021 come along and learn more about this hidden building built to house the Christ’s crown of thorns.

Every year, European Heritage Days are the perfect occasion to rediscover a hidden heritage, sometimes forgotten… And if there’s one building you should visit on September 18 and 19, 2021, it is the Sainte-Chapelle, set Boulevard du Palais and hidden from the general public by the outer walls of the Palais de la Cité, between the Palais de Justice and the Cour de Cassation.

For these European Heritage Days 2021, enjoy a self-guided tour of this magnificent building. Get to know all the secrets by downloading the "Vitraux Sainte-Chapelle" application prior to yoru visit and zoom in on stained-glass windows of the Sainte-Chapelle and discover their meanings. Prepare your visit early: booking is mandatory to get in the monument.

Only 300 meters away from Notre-Dame de Paris, this gothic monument is yet a jewel in Paris: aged 800 years, the Sainte Chapelle is famous worldwide for its 1,130 stained-glass windows showing scenes from the Old Testament and the Passion of the Christ, and letting light coming from all the sides of the monument.

Beyond the religious building, the Sainte-Chapelle is an architectural treasure because it only required 7 years to build this 33-m long and 42.5-m high building between 1241 and 1248 and its 1113 stained-glass windows. Its spire – reconstructed in the 19th century – rises at 75 meters above the ground.

If you happen to go to the Sainte Chapelle, you’ll be invaded by peace because of the light and the echo generated by this room… Yet, you may come back for a classic music concert as concerts are frequently performed there!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021



    4 Boulevard du Palais
    75001 Paris 1


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