Category: Local - Paris
Title: Sainte-Chapelle | PARIS | A gem of Gothic style. Built in seven years, an impressive feat
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A gem of Gothic style. Built in seven years, an impressive feat, the Sainte Chapelle was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis. <br /> Religious and political influence. Having these sacred relics in his possession made the already powerful monarch head of western Christianity.<br /> Stunning stained glass. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15 metres high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments recounting the history of the world until the arrival of the relics in Paris.
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