We received a lot of well meaning advice while getting ready for this trip, and one piece that proved invaluable was; “If you have to choose between going inside Notre Dame or Sainte Chapelle, see Sainte Chapelle – the lineups are shorter too”.
Oh. My. God. These photos don’t do it justice. Seeing the inside of this wonder took all the sting out of Musee d’Orsay and the Louvre being closed.
We almost walked past it, as it is contained within the Palais de Justice.
Approaching the main chapel from the stairs, my first look nearly took my breath away. The morning sun shone in and filled it with light.
The stained glass is from the 13th century. Think about that for a moment.
an aside – have you ever seen such a perfect blue sky?