The Sainte Chapelle (Paris)

When overwhelmed by something magnificent, remain silent, find a place where you can be comfortable without moving, and then stay as long as possible while the beauty seeps into your soul.

The Sainte Chapelle was constructed in the early 1240s, restored in the 19th century and houses one of the world’s most complete collections of thirteenth century stained glass. To experience the space as fully as possible I recommend visiting first thing when it opens (go right upstairs and visit the downstairs later), right before lunchtime (linger while the crowds are leaving), or in the evening during a concert (sit in the back so you can let it all in).


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