Paris Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité Skip the Line Entrance Ticket

Paris, France
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Avoid the huge crowds with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to Sainte Chapelle in Paris. See more than 1,000 exquisite stained-glass windows at this royal chapel of the Rayonnant Gothic period. The huge windows depict Old and New Testament stories in beautiful colors that light up in the sunlight. Because you can skip the pesky entrance lines, you’ll have even more time to admire the work that went into these windows.
  • With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Sainte Chapelle in Paris
  • Dodge the crowds as you enter the chapel right away
  • Admire the beauty of the Gothic-style chapel
  • Take your time viewing more than 1,000 stained-glass windows that depict biblical stories
  • Dates and times vary

What's Included

  • Sainte Chapelle Entrance Ticket (date & time entry to book on the attraction website after purchase)
  • Audio-guide tour in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese. Full price: €3
  • Transportation to/from the attraction

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sainte-Chapelle
    10 Bd du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

    Directions: Metro Line 4: Cité RER A, B, and D: Chatelet-les-Halles RER B,C: Saint-Michel, Notre-Dame

Start time

Opening hours

  • 12/20/2022 - 3/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

  • 4/1/2023 - 9/30/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 am - 07:00 pm

  • 10/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

With this skip-the-line ticket to the Sainte Chapelle in Paris, the way you spend your time is up to you. Because you get to bypass waiting in huge lines packed with people, there’s more time to enjoy the site and all it has to offer.

The chapel is usually open to the public from morning to evening, but please double check dates to make sure it’s open the day you want to go. Also, on some dates, the building opens at 9am and closes at 5pm and other dates it opens at 9:30am and closes at 6pm.

Head into the Gothic-style chapel to see what all the fuss is about. Your greeted by more than 1,000 stained-glass windows, and each window depicts a story from the Old or New Testament. Marvel at the elegance of the work put into each design as light shines in from outside and illuminates the image. This chapel was built because it was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by King Louis IX.

When you're done exploring the inside, don't forget to pop across the street to snap a few pictures of the outside, too — it's really just as beautiful.


Get to see this newly restored, beautiful and quite intimate chapel from the 13th century, admire its mesmerizing stained glass windows. Built in seven years, an impressive feat, the Sainte Chapelle was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis. Having these sacred relics in his possession made the already powerful monarch head of western Christianity.  Adorned with a unique collection of fifteen glass panels and a large rose window forming a veritable wall of light, the Sainte-Chapelle is a gem of French Gothic architecture. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15 metres high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments recounting the history of the world until the arrival of the relics in Paris. Please note: • Free admission: 18-25 years old (EU nationals and regularised EU residents) • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet available in: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Polish • Due to the "Vigipirate Plan", luggage larger than 55x35x20 will not be accepted inside the monuments. • Security checks are taking place: Sharp, dangerous items or motorcycle helmet are not permitted inside the monument.

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Direct access with your mobile or paper voucher
  • Admission to all national monuments is free of charge to people under the age 18. Citizens and permanent residents from the European Union can visit for free if they are aged between 18 and 25 years old (an ID is necessary).
  • Number of steps to the High Chapel: 33
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that travelers will not receive any refund regardless of cancellation status, even if the monument is closed on your visit date, as you can use this ticket any other open day.
  • Last access to the monument is 30 minutes before closing.
  • Please note that after purchasing your ticket on Viator or on any Viator channels, you will need to visit the link available on your voucher to select your travel date & time slot prior to access the monument. Please select "I already have a ticket" before adding your ticket to your basket on the webpage. Thank you for presenting your reservation and your previously purchased ticket, otherwise, access to the visit will be denied.
  • The monument will be closing at 4pm on both December 24th and 31st.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • During peak times your entrance may be delayed due to security checks and crowds regarding the notoriety of the monuments (weekends & national holidays).

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Skip the line was a good idea as the line was fairly long and moved slowly.
      This is a must see, the stained glass alone is worth the visit.
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      Don’t pay for “skip the line” tickets.
      Patricia_D, Mar 2023
      Sainte-Chapelle is spectacular. However I paid give”skip the line” tickets, and we were told there is no such thing as skip the line tickets. After showing my tickets to the gatekeeper we were told to stand in line with everyone else for 1/2 hour. That was the already ticketed line. This is bordering on a scam, telling people you can skip a line when it clearly says on a sign, in French and in English, there is no priority or skip the line access.
      Lisa_Y, Feb 2023
      Even with the skip the line pass the wait was over an hour so we left very disappointing and a waste of money.
      The stain glass windows...
      Mary_M, Jan 2023
      The stain glass windows are incredible. The Rose Window was a favorite. So glad to have Skip the Line Tickets as the ticket line was incredibly long.
      Do not recommend using Viator for this venue
      Sarah_B, Jan 2023
      Sadly there was no tour guide to meet us at the church as I was told there would be after speaking with customer service on the phone. Had to wait in line all over again to get tickets from the church. Currently waiting for a refund after speaking with customer service again to help me troubleshoot. Customer service agents were friendly and helpful but unfortunately things did not go as I was told. I would not recommend using Viator for this attraction and would recommend buying tickets directly from the source. I have used Viator in the past and have had a better experience.
      You still need to get a ticket even with your Viator ticket.
      Wilson_R, Jan 2023
      Great time, got in pretty easily. There was a note about having to get a ticket at the ticket office with your Viator pass so be careful. They didn't make us do it.
      Don’t book
      Erin_K, Jan 2023
      Don’t book! Paid for tickets then unable to get a time slot. Getting ready to dispute with my credit card company.
      Bought the non-refundable...
      Grace_H, Jan 2023
      Bought the non-refundable tickets but it turned out ticket slots were sold out and so I wasn’t able to use the tickets I paid for
      Gorgeous church
      McKenzie_F, Jan 2023
      The most beautiful church I’ve ever seen! We were able to enter without a selected time slot, just by showing our ticket with the date. Highly recommend! Not a guided tour
      you have to book a time...
      Ellen_P, Jan 2023
      you have to book a time slot. Booked for a specific day but there were no slots! Beware! Better to just book directly
      Sainte-Chapelle: The Glory of Paris
      Robin_R, Mar 2020
      A glorious religious masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The staff are friendly and helpful. The visitor is enlightened with bilingual (English and French) information boards. The guide recommends spending an hour but you could stay all day.
      Helen_O, Mar 2020
      It was very wet so it spoiled things a little ... very crowded so difficult to appreciate this place
      Not Essential but Nice Thing to Have
      Victoria_B, Feb 2020
      Although I think that Sainte Chapelle is very beautiful and worth looking into I do not think that you need the Skip the line ticket. Sainte Chapelle is very small and so people don't stay long (there are only about two rooms to look at) therefore the line moves quickly, even though it can appear long. If you are in a rush to see a ton of stuff in the same day then sure, the skip the line ticket might be worth it.
      Saint Chappelle upstairs
      glennperkal, Feb 2020
      The experience was good, although since it is winter, no big crowds and no need for skip the line here. One thing, when you go in, make sure you go upstairs where the really nice stained glass is. No one to tell you that, had to ask, and stairs are tough, but it was worth the climb.
      Worth the premium
      Julie_C, Dec 2019
      The line was around the corner to visit the church. With our printed vouchers, we walked right to the front and saved ourselves hours of wait time. Totally worth it!
      No waiting
      Danielle P, Nov 2019
      Skip the line tickets were great. Went straight in. Beautiful stained glass. Lots of photo opportunities. Reccomend
      Sainte Chapelle
      Leafy S, Nov 2019
      At first I was very disappointed as I didn't realize there was a 2nd floor. I thought the gift shops were a bit tacky in a church. However w,hen I realized the main attraction was upstairs, I revised my option. The stained glass is amazing, but still does not compare to Notre Dame which unfortunately is not viewable at present. Amazing to think pe.ople learned their Bible stories from the glass pictures.
      Beautiful windows
      Janet_K, Nov 2019
      Well worth the walk up the winding staircase to view this lovely church with the stained glass windows.
      amkelly802, Oct 2019
      One of the most underrated visits in Paris. This is a must see, the stained glass alone is worth the visit. Hope for a sunny day so you can really see the glass in all of its glory. We got there early in the morning (9AM) and didn't have a line to deal with, even with Notre Dame closed.
      Great value!
      Gisella_G, Oct 2019
      This was the best way to see this magnificent church, firstly it was cheaper than buying tickets at the door and secondly we skipped the huge line to get in. Highly recommend!
      A Beautiful Place
      teachaloha, Oct 2019
      This is a must see when in Paris. It was lovely to "skip the line" and the place itself is magnificent. I highly recommend it.