Sainte Chapelle
(Holy Chapel)
Sainte Chapelle (1248) is the most difficult glory to find in
Paris.  A royal church, Notre Dame's rival on the island of
Cite, it is surrounded by the heavily guarded Law Courts,
which took over the entire palace complex during the French
Revolution.  Exterior views provide few hints of what is inside
The upper chapel's stained glass display is magnificent.
Sainte Chapelle presents stained glass
marvels that totally surround and dazzle any
visitor.  Here is the front of the upper chapel.
A pair of stained glass panels on the south side of Sainte
Chapel.  There are 8 such panels in the church, 4 on each
side.  No ordinary camera can do justice to Sainte Chapelle.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's 2004 video of France by
clicking on
Napoleon Slept Here
There also is the longer 1990 film, in which Paris follows
Berlin and Paris