At one time known as the stairway to Heaven the Sainte Chapelle is a jaw dropping experience once you walk through its doors. The only surviving building of the Capetian Royal Palace, it is located right in the heart of the city. Damaged during the French Revolution, the Sainte Chapelle was then restoed in the 19th century and now contains one of the most amazing collections of thirteenth century stained glass in the world. The most amaing aspect of the chapelle is the serenity upon entering it. Once away from the busy Parisian outside world, you feel toatally transported to a place of peace. A real opener to the mind and soul and the silence is perfect.
Try get to it on a sunny day where you can see the sun spill through the beautifully arranged stained glass, take a seat and just enjoy the marvellous views as the chapelle comes to life. Many people choose this as their favourite piece of Paris because what moves them inside fro just being here is special. It truly is a perfect piece of Paris that cannot be replicated.
Other than the beauty of the chapelle, check out the Notre Dame
Cathedral close by, the Pompidou
and of course the Louvre
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, Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame
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