Sainte-Chapelle

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Sainte-Chapelle is one of the most renowned landmarks in Paris, its been around for over 700 years and has been a key religious and political influence, the chapel was first intended to house precious Christian relics and Christ’s Crown of thorns which was acquired by Saint Louis.

The chapel only took seven years and was styled in stunning stained glass, with 15 windows at each window being 15 meters high, the stunning glass panes tell the history of the world, which makes it one of the most extensive 13th century collection of stained glass in the world.

The Chapel suffered a number of damages specially during the French revolution and number of fires and a food however during the 1990’s the chapel undergone a number of restorations and a lot of the building that stands is really just a re-creation of the old building however nearly two-thirds of the windows are authentic.

Information

Opened: 26 April 1248 (768 Years Old)
Designated as world heritage site: 1862 (154 years ago)
Architect: Pierre de Montreuil
Architectural styles: Gothic architecture, French Gothic architecture
Number of Seats: Main Hall: 200 Seats
Official Website: sainte-chapelle.fr/

Facts

The chapel, which now attracts more than 900,000 visitors a year but was also visited by Adolf Hitler in June 1940 during his only trip to the French capital.

The structure is 36 meters long, 17 meters wide, and 42.5 meters high.

Sainte-Chapelle was founded by King Louis IX of France

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Sainte-Chapelle

 

location

Address: 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

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