Sainte Chapelle

The Sainte Chapelle is a Gothic chapel in the Palais de la Cité. Built since the 13th-century, the chapel was the residence of the kings of France until the 14th century.

Sainte Chapelle Paris

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The Sainte Chapelle is a splendid royal church glaring in the center of paris. It has a bright architecture with 15 stunning stained glass windows in red, rose and blue surrounded with beautiful stonework.

The remarkable building has a long history. Created by order of king Louis IX and completed in 1248, it was the chapel of the royal palace consecrated to hold the religious relics. The famous landmark was designed to be the central monarch of western christendom.

The Sainte Chapelle is formed of the upper and lower chapel, both are equally amazing. In the upper one, religious faith, art and colorful lights blend to create an inspiring place. It was used by the king and his family to practice their religious beliefs. The lower chapel is devoted for the Virgin Mary whose souvenir statue stands in the middle. The columns are decorated with Lys roses and filled in with towers of Castile to honor Blanche of Castille, the king’s mother.

Moreover, the chapel contains considerable art works, rare divine paintings and precious sculptures.