The Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie
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The Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie

The Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie are two of the earliest surviving buildings of the Capetian Royal Palace on the Île de la Cité and are consid...

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Discover a gem of Gothic style built in seven years: The Sainte Chapelle in the Palais de la Cité!Consecrated on 26 April 1248, the Sainte-C...

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Abandoned at the end of the 14th century by the Kings of France, the Palais de la Cité consisted of the Conciergerie, Palais de Justice and ...

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Get on board of a 1-hour commented cruise on the river Seine and discover the most iconic monuments of Paris from a different angle!You will...

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The Paris Pass is the ultimate sightseeing package that will grant you access to over 60 world-famous museums, art galleries, and monuments ...

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Exploring Paris’ murky past and hidden secrets with an expert, with the city bathed romantically in moonlight, will be a thrilling night out...

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The inside story

The Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie are two of the earliest surviving buildings of the Capetian Royal Palace on the Île de la Cité and are considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture.

Consecrated on 26 April 1248, the Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his precious collection of Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis.

The Conciergerie took on a judicial role after the Kings left and part of the palace was converted into prison cells where hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were emprisoned before getting guillotined. Its most famous prisoner was Marie-Antoinette...

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