Sainte Chapelle
Sainte Chapelle
[4 boulevard du Palais, +33 153406080 ad/ch €8/Free] is a Gothic chapel that was built by King Louis IX (also known as Saint Louis for his devoutness) beside his palace that stood nearby. Unlike the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Paris, this humble chapel only took 3 years to be completed (between 1246 and 1248).

The nobles did not only use the chapel as a place of worship; it was also a semi-treasury, as housed important religious relics that were purchased by the King. Many of these relics were destroyed during the French Revolution, with the surviving ones being held in the Cathedral nowadays. Sitting on the courtyard of the Palais de Justice, the chapel is illuminated by the sunlight at different times of the day. Its exquisite stained-glass windows (reaching top-to-toe, covering 6 458 square feet) are the highlight of the building, as their gem-like colours flood the interior when the light is right. It is best to enter the chapel on a sunny day, for if not, you might end up sitting in for a long time to catch this ‘show'.