This Gothic masterpiece, built by Louis IX (1214– 70) as a shrine for his holy relics of the passion and completed in 1248, is considered the most beautiful church in Paris, not least for its 15 stained-glass windows soaring 15 m (50 ft) to a star-covered vaulted roof. The church was damaged during the Revolution but restored in the mid-19th century.

  • 6 blvd du Palais, 75001

  • 01 53 40 60 97

  • Open Mar–Oct: 9:30am–6pm; Nov–Feb: 9am–5pm; closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec

  • Admission €8 (free 1st Sun of month Nov–Mar); €11 joint adm to Conciergerie. Temporary exhibitions are €1.50 extra. Ticket sales stop 30 mins before closing.

  • Restricted disabled access


Relics of the Passion

The devout Louis IX, ...

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