Sainte-Chapelle Concert Series

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

Until December 31, 2022

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 Sainte-Chapelle is a pearl of Gothic French architecture. Spend an evening marveling at the Sainte-Chapelle's vaulted ceilings and stained glass paneling – all while enjoying the harmonious sounds of violins and cellos from some of the finest classical composers in Paris.

 

To make your experience unforgettable, with Theatre in Paris, you have the option to include a glass of champagne or Wine and Tapas with your ticket! Read below to see the descriptions for all premium options.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT : From October 1st to December 16th, 2022

The concert programme in the Sainte-Chapelle will be interrupted between the 1st of October and the 21st of December, 2022. But don’t worry! We have plenty of other similar opportunities to offer you such as the concerts at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church during this time! Just click HERE!

Story

Located on the Île de la Cité, just minutes from Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle is one of France's most visited monuments. Although this is the case, only a fraction 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.

 

Options & Premium Experiences

Would you like a little more than just a ticket to the concert? With Theatre in Paris you can make your experience premium by choosing a ticket that includes a glass of champagne as well as choosing the Wine + Tapas as an add-on at your time of purchase! If the option is there… why not make your night out particularly premium and special!

 

Champagne + Show

When choosing your performance date, you have the option to purchase a show-only ticket or a ticket with a glass of champagne included. Feel free to indulge in your glass of champagne before or after the concert by bringing your ticket to the bar and asking for your fresh, sparkling glass!

 

Wine + Tapas

After choosing your performance date, the option to add wine and tapas to your experience will appear as an add-on before entering in your payment information. This premium option will be available for you to enjoy after the concert and includes a bottle of wine and three tapas from a chef in a small Parisian restaurant near the Sainte-Chapelle.

 

Other Premium Experiences

If you would like to talk about more options for premium experiences at Sainte-Chapelle, please contact us directly at contact@theatreinparis.com.

 

 

Concert Programme

 

From October 1st to December 16th, 2022

The concert programme in the Sainte-Chapelle will be interrupted between October 1st and December 16th 2022. But the show goes on! How so?

 

If you particularly wanted to attend a concert at The Sainte-Chapelle, we would like to recommend the concerts at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church as the programming is similar and will also allow you to discover one of the most magnificent gothic churches in the heart of Paris. Performances include sumptuous classics such as Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Albinoni's Adagio or Schubert and Caccini's Ave Maria. Let yourself be enchanted by the pleasures of music in the heart of an exceptional monument by clicking HERE

 

If you would like to discover something new, see our entire selection of exceptional Parisian concerts, theatre plays, operas, ballets, and more! Search all of our shows by going to the "Shows" tab. On this page you can choose your date and filter by genre, language, price, or location! 

 

From December 17th, 2022

Concerts in the Sainte-Chapelle will resume on the 17th of December, 2022 for the Christmas season. The programme will be announced shortly but don’t wait before it’s sold out! Book your ticket now for the jolly Christmas season!

Reviews

A very good evening

A beautiful concert, in a divine location, the Sainte Chapelle, followed by a dinner in a bistro that was a real find,"les fous de l'Ile". The welcome was lovely, the cuisine inventive and modern with traditional flavors. A real success.

Isabelle C
diff.ago.year

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
diff.ago.year

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
diff.ago.year

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
diff.ago.year

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
diff.ago.year

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 at least 40 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 Saint-Chapelle 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.
Please note that the Sainte-Chapelle is not heated during winter. We advise you to wear a coat and cover up accordingly.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19