Brief history of the Chapel
Started in 1246 and consacrated in 1248, this edifice is one of the main example of the gothic architectural style called “rayonnant”. This unique style combines high levels of illumination and the appearance of structural lightness.
This building is a majestic structures thanks to its elevated wall and multiple windows.
Walking in this place will make you feel like a King of Paris. And the extreme refinement of the stained-glass windows will transport you to another time.
The Holy Chapel or Sainte – Chapelle was founded by Louis IX, King of France in the 13th.
Louis IX erected this monument as a chapel for the royal palace and to protect precious relics.
The Holy Chapel is the result of Louis’political ambition and the willing to properly sheltering his holy relics.
Thanks to the construction of this Chapel, King Louis IX walked directly from his palace into the Holy Chapel.
During the French Revolution, the chapel became an administrative office. As a consequences, the windows were obscured by massive filing cabinets. The Chapel was damaged during this period. Besides, most of the precious relics were lost or destroy. The few remaining are now located in the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris.
The Holy Chapel was restored twice, in the 19th by Viollet Le Duc and in 2008. The restauration of the bays was completed in 2014. Since the 19th the Holy Chapel or Sainte Chapelle is a national historic monument.
A Must-see Chapel !
This building is one of the most impressive you can find in Paris with its 15 windows of 15 meters high each.
Besides, this amazing Chapel includes 1113 scenes from the old and new testaments recounting the history of the world until the arrival of the relics in Paris.
The light and the impressive height of the wall, will let you speechless. You will appreciate the silence and the serenity that emerges from this amazing place. The Holy Chapel is located on the Ile de la Cité, in the heart of Paris.
Take a look at this amazing monument of Paris on a sunny day !