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Sainte Chapelle. Gothic, built in 1248 in Paris, France.

Sainte Chapelle. Gothic, built in 1248 in Paris, France.

The Sainte-Chapelle (French Holy Chapel) is a royal medieval Gothic chapel, located near the Palais de la Cité, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France.  Begun some time after 1239 and consecrated on 26 April 1248,[2] the Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Its erection was commissioned by King Louis IX of France.

The Sainte-Chapelle (French Holy Chapel) is a royal medieval Gothic chapel, located near the Palais de la Cité, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France. Begun some time after 1239 and consecrated on 26 April 1248,[2] the Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Its erection was commissioned by King Louis IX of France.

Île de la Cité in Paris, architecture to see. Sainte-Chapelle gothic interior (5)

Île de la Cité in Paris, architecture to see. Sainte-Chapelle gothic interior (5)

Sainte Chapelle is a gorgeous chapel in Paris, with huge stained glass windows. I actually like it better on the inside than Notre Dame, I am Very not religious but I did enjoy standing in the center of all that stained glass with the sun coming in.

Sainte Chapelle is a gorgeous chapel in Paris, with huge stained glass windows. I actually like it better on the inside than Notre Dame, I am Very not religious but I did enjoy standing in the center of all that stained glass with the sun coming in.

La Sainte-Chapelle is a Gothic chapel on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France. The most visually beautiful aspects of the chapel, considered the best of their type in the world, are its 6,458 square feet of stained glass windows of the upper chapel, surrounded by delicate painted stonework. The windows are in deep reds and blues and illustrate 1,130 figures from the Bible. The rose windows were added to the upper chapel in the 15th century.

La Sainte-Chapelle is a Gothic chapel on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France. The most visually beautiful aspects of the chapel, considered the best of their type in the world, are its 6,458 square feet of stained glass windows of the upper chapel, surrounded by delicate painted stonework. The windows are in deep reds and blues and illustrate 1,130 figures from the Bible. The rose windows were added to the upper chapel in the 15th century.

Sainte-Chapelle is a Gothic chapel in the heart of Paris, containing what is perhaps the world's finest 13th-century stained glass. Pictures hardly do it justice: The floor-to-ceiling windows in the upper chapel are even more incredible in person.

Sainte-Chapelle is a Gothic chapel in the heart of Paris, containing what is perhaps the world's finest 13th-century stained glass. Pictures hardly do it justice: The floor-to-ceiling windows in the upper chapel are even more incredible in person.

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