European Heritage Days 2022 in Paris: The Sainte Chapelle

Published by Caroline J., Laurent P. · Photos by Graziella L. · Published on 28 July 2022 at 12h28
Make the best of European Heritage Days 2022 to visit the magnificent Sainte Chapelle, this architectural jewel in Paris that is over 800 years old. On Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022, 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… for two days, the French and tourists are invited to go to museumschurches and castles, to learn more about these unique places through self-guided or guided tours or even entertainments.

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And if there is one building you should visit on September 17 and 18, 2022, 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 2022, enjoy a self-guided tour of this magnificent building. 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.

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An architectural masterpiece you can enjoy for free on September 17 and 18, 2022, in Paris for European Heritage Days.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 17 September 2022 to 18 September 2022

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    Location

    4 Boulevard du Palais
    75001 Paris 1

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    journeesdupatrimoine.culture.gouv.fr

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