Sainte-Chapelle Concert Series

Concert in the Sainte-Chapelle
The Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel)

Until December 31, 2020

No dialogue

Location

The Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel)
8 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
Capacity 200 seats

Duration

1 hour

No intermission


Details

Classical concert

Recommended for all ages

No dialogue


Highlights

The gloriously elaborate Holy Chapel is a pearl of Gothic French architecture. Spend an evening marveling at the Sainte-Chapelle's vaulted ceilings and stained glass pannelling - all while enjoying the harmonious sounds of violins and the cello from some of the finest classical composers.

To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose from a selection of unique add-ons upon booking, such as a dinner, or some champagne. See below for more details.

Story

Located on the Ile de la Cité, just minutes from Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle is one of France's most visited monuments. But few of the million visitors who pass through the chapel's ornately carved doors each year have the privilege of attending an exclusive classical concert on the other side.

Euromusic Productions has assembled the finest sets and soloists in Paris to bring you a series of concerts and recitals that pay homage to classical music greats. Masterpieces by JS Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Handel all make the list, a score of others stretching from the baroque period through the 20th century.

 

Add-Ons & Special Experiences

Looking for more than a standard ticket to the show? To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose one of the following upgrated offers at the time of booking:

 

Champagne + Show

This offer includes a complementary glass of champagne at the restaurant 'L'Annexe', located just in front of the Sainte-Chapelle access door. You will be able to benefit from your glass of champagne before or after the concert.

 

Dinner + Show

This offer includes a 3-course dinner at the typical Parisian bistro 'Les Fous de l'Ile'. You will be offered several dinner schedules when booking your tickets.

At the restaurant, you will have a choice of 5 starters, 5 main courses and 5 desserts, including vegetarian options. Drinks are not included.

 

Concert Program

Saturday, December 19th at 6:00 p.m.
The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Waltzes and Polkas by Strauss
Classik Ensemble Orchestra, David Braccini (violin)

 

Sunday, December 20th at 6:00 p.m.
Gloria RV 589 by Vivaldi and popular Christmas carols
Classic Ensemble Orchestra, Maîtrise des Hauts de Seine, Soloists and children's choirs of the Opéra National de Paris, Gaël Darchen (conductor)

 

Monday, December 21st at 6:00 p.m.
Voices of angels "Angel wings" sing Christmas in the Holy Chapel: Concerto for Christmas night by Corelli, Jesus that my joy remains by Bach, Popular Christmas carols: Jingle Bells, Sweet night, He was born the divine child, My Christmas Tree…
Classic Ensemble Orchestra, Maîtrise des Hauts de Seine, Soloists and children's choirs of the Opéra National de Paris, Gaël Darchen (conductor)

 

Tuesday, December 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Waltzes and Polkas by Strauss
Classic Ensemble Orchestra, David Braccini (violin)

 

Wednesday, December 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
Christmas at the Sainte Chapelle during the Renaissance: Bach, Purcell, Corelli… Ave Maria and traditional Christmases
Barok Ensemble (concert performers on old instruments), David Braccini (violin) and Sophie Pattey (soprano and percussion)

 

Thursday, December 24th at 6:00 p.m.
Vigil, Christmas carols, Ave Maria, lullabies at the Holy Chapel: Concerto for Christmas night by Corelli, Jesus may my joy remain by Bach, sacred and popular Christmases: Angels in our countryside, Midnight Christian, Sweet night, Ave Maria de Schubert and Caccini
Classic Ensemble Orchestra, David Braccini (violin) and Fabienne Conrad (soprano)

 

Saturday, December 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Vigil, Christmas carols, Ave Maria, lullabies at the Holy Chapel: Concerto for Christmas night by Corelli, Jesus may my joy remain by Bach, sacred and popular Christmases: Angels in our countryside, Midnight Christian, Sweet night, Ave Maria de Schubert and Caccini Classic Ensemble Orchestra, David Braccini (violin) and Fabienne Conrad (soprano)

 

Sunday, December 27th at 6:00 p.m.
Christmas at the Sainte Chapelle during the Renaissance: Bach, Purcell, Corelli… Ave Maria and traditional Christmases
Barok Ensemble (concert performers on old instruments), David Braccini (violin) and Sophie Pattey (soprano and percussion)

 

Monday, December 28th at 6:00 p.m.
The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Waltzes and Polkas by Strauss
Classic Ensemble Orchestra, David Braccini (violin)

 

Tuesday, December 29th at 6:00 p.m.
New Year's concerts at the Sainte Chapelle: Waltzes and Polkas, Radetzky's March and Feuerfest by Johann Strauss The French Soloists, Paul Rouger (solo violin)

 

Wednesday, December 30th at 6:00 p.m.
New Year's concerts at the Sainte Chapelle: Waltzes and Polkas, Radetzky's March and Feuerfest by Johann Strauss
The French Soloists, Paul Rouger (solo violin)

 

Thursday, December 31st at 6:00 p.m.
New Year's concerts at the Sainte Chapelle: Waltzes and Polkas, Radetzky's March and Feuerfest by Johann Strauss
The French Soloists, Paul Rouger (solo violin)

Reviews

Isabelle C
1 month ago

Magical historical evening

I thought the ambiance, location and concert were incredible. We were very sensitive to the location and the history of the Sainte-Chapelle but seeing a concert in it made it all more special. I wish we had been given a program instead of having to purchase it.

Colette
1 year ago

Not to be missed

Definitely a must do event in Paris! I have been three times and the music and ambience never fails to overwhelm me. Love this venue!!

catherine b
1 year ago

Wonderful evening

Excellent concert! Everything was beautiful and we enjoyed every minute of it! The only thing was that the weather was very hot and the Sainte-Chapelle doesn’t have ventilation.

Sandra Cecilia
1 year ago

Concert in a jewel venue

Beautiful music in a beautiful setting! The musicians were very talented and the acoustics in the chapel were outstanding. The concert lasted for 1 hour. Definitely worth the price of admission.

Thomas S
1 year ago

The Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel)

8 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris

Paris’ Sainte Chapelle (Holy Chapel) is one of the finest remaining examples of Gothic French architecture. Built in the first half of the thirteenth century, it belongs to the ‘Rayonnant’ period, an architectural style characterised by an increased emphasis on ornate decoration rather than grand size. The chapel formed part of the medieval Palais de la Cité, where the French monarchy resided until the 14th Century. It was originally built to house Louis IX’s priceless collection of relics, including the Crown of Thorns of Christ, one of Christianity’s most cherished artefacts. Although damaged during the French Revolution, the chapel was restored to its shimmering prime thanks to a major renovation during the 19th century.

 

Much of the chapel as it appears today is the fruit of reconceptions by its various skilled restorers. But two thirds of the chapel’s most distinctive element, its magnificent stained glass panelling, are completely authentic. With 15 windows that stretch to 15 metres high, the Sainte Chapelle contains one of the most extensive collections of stained glass anywhere in the world. Its panels depict a total of 1,113 scenes from both Old and New Testament. This array of scenes and colours was no doubt intended as the defining feature of the chapel’s infinitely elaborate interior, but its remaining non-stained glass walls are also richly coloured and decorated. Equally impressive is the chapel’s high vaulted ceiling, painted deep blue and gold so as to resemble the night sky. Each year the Sainte Chapelle plays host to a diverse programme of classical concerts and recitals: as a unique Parisian show venue, things don’t get more atmospheric than this!

FAQ

How do I get to the Sainte-Chapelle?

The chapel is accessible by metro station Cité (Line 4) or RER station Saint-Michel Notre Dame. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty on the stage on weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the chapel?

We invite you to arrive between 30 and 45 minutes before the showtime marked on your ticket. Since the Sainte Chapelle is located within the premises of Paris’ Palace of Justice, concert attendees will need to pass through security checks before accessing the chapel. It is forbidden to bring sharp metal objects (knives, scissors, pliers etc), motorcycle helmets, or glass bottles into the chapel. Security guards cannot guarantee that any confiscated items will be returned to their owners.

Please note that the chapel doors will be closed five minutes before the start of the concert and late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry. 

Where will I be seated?

There are three categories available, each of which provides a comfortable view of the performers. Our Category 1 seats are waiting in the first ten rows of the audience.

How long do the concerts last?

Each concert lasts approximately one hour, without an intermission.

Are these concerts for travellers or French people?

Both! Each year the Holy Chapel welcomes a million visitors who come from across the globe. With a program of composers originating from various countries around the world, these concerts can be enjoyed by speakers of any language.

Is there a dress code?

No, there is no dress code for the Sainte Chapelle concert series. However, guests are recommended to dress between formal and casual. We suggest avoiding the use of shorts, crocs, and caps.