Sainte Chapelle

Off to the Sainte Chapelle? See our inside advice for a queue free visit. We're also clued up on opening times and phone numbers too!

Make sure to buy your ticket online before your visit!

Estimated wait

Closed Reopens Wednesday 20/09 at 09:00
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Some recent contributions of the community

  • Mpelletier001@gmail
    Marie-Sophiepeu d'attente moins de 10 min-- 11 months
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    Zou L. waited 25 min-- 12 months
    med waited 5 min-- about 1 year
  • Ea@hurikat
    LindsayP waited 20 minLong queue but they said it would be fast, around 20 minutes -- about 1 year
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    Jeanne E.5 min d'attente-- over 1 year
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    Kévin T. – No waitPas beaucoup de queue mais du monde à l'intérieur -- over 1 year
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    Xemi X. waited 55 min-- over 1 year
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    Olivier P. waited 30 min-- over 1 year
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    Olivier P. – No wait-- almost 2 years
  • Terrylaire@gmail
    Terry L. waited 45 min-- about 2 years

Our tips

Choose your date and time well

  • Mornings are less busy than afternoons.
  • Christmas holidays, Easter holidays, weekends of the 14th of July and of the 15th of August are extremely busy in terms of visitors. One should spare at least 45 minutes to visit the monument.
  • Attention : Last access to the monument is 30 mins before closure.
  • From May 15th till September 15th, Sainte-Chapelle is open until 9:30 PM on Wednesdays. That’s the best moment to visit it without crowds.
  • Thursday is the busiest day of the week, avoid it if possible. Better prefer Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Guided visits are organized every day between 11 AM and 3 PM.
  • Consider spending between 45 minutes and one hour exploring the site.
  • To enjoy the stained glass windows at their best - visit Sainte Chapelle on a sunny day.

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Opening times


  • April 1 to September 30: every day from 9 AM to 7 PM.
  • October 1 to March 31: every day from 9 AM to 5 PM.
  • May 15 to September 15: late openings on Wednesday, last admission at 9:30 PM.

There is usually no queue at all between 7 and 9 PM.

Closed: January 1st, May 1st, December 25th.

Admission Fees

  • Adult : 10€
  • Reduced rate : 8€
  • Free admission : minors under 18, 18-25 years old (EU citizens or residents), disabled visitors and their escorts, unemployed.

Sainte Chapelle

Contact Numbers for the Sainte-Chapelle


📍 4 boulevard du Palais
  • Metro: Cité (line 4) or Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11, 14) ;
  • RER: St Michel Notre Dame (lines B et C) ;
  • Bus: lines 85, 96, 47, 38, 21.
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