Sainte Chapelle, Paris, France

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Just a few minutes from Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle is located in the medieval former royal palace. The spire is just visible at upper left. Left and below are scenes nearby.
Left and below: Entry is via a lower chapel, nicely decorated with a starry ceiling.
To get to the main chapel, there is a very narrow, tight spiral staircase. Handicap accessibility is not a high priority in Paris

I had seen many medieval glass windows in Museums in Germany, mostly badly faded. The brilliance of the windows in France absolutely blew me away.

If you can tear your eyes away from the windows for a bit, the floor is pretty dazzling.
The walls are painted in faux tapestries. Note the wrinkles.
Another faux tapestry, shoring the painted wrinkles. It's no surprise thet "trompe l'oiel" (fool the eye) is French.
"Not worth 10euro very small and not looked after dont waste your money" - Google Review. Proof positive that man evolved from slime.

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Created 22 June 2007, Last Update 04 June 2020