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Classical Music In Sainte-Chapelle
Vivaldi? Bach? Surrounded by beautiful stained glass? The entire experience transports you to another time. Sainte-Chapelle is a gothic, medieval church on the Ile de la Cité and was built in the mid-1200’s.
Attending a nighttime concert at Sainte-Chapelle gives you the opportunity to not only listen to beautiful baroque music but also see an impressive church. There are 15 stained glass panes and they depict 113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments. These 15-metre-high colourful panels are a major part of the Chapelle.
This royal chapel was within the Palais de la Cité, which was the Royal residence and sadly much of Sainte-Chapelle was destroyed during the French Revolution. Renovations in the 19th and 21st centuries have attempted to restore much of the damage from the Revolution, wars, pollution, and visitor traffic.
Concerts In Sainte-Chapelle
Most often the classical music program at Sainte-Chapelle includes (light) chamber music by Vivaldi (Four Seasons) or Pacabel (Canon), but from mid to late December, special Christmas concerts are held too. This year, they are running from December 21 to 29.
Tickets start at 49 Euros (for adults) and can be purchased through Classictic. It is the only company I buy from and they are the ones Sainte-Chapelle uses.
For available dates and best prices check their website here: Sainte-Chapelle Concerts
Chamber Music At Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés
If you can’t get tickets, you could consider a similar concert at Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés. I’ve attended a concert there too and it was lovely. The church has some stained glass windows, but not as many as at Sainte-Chapelle.
For available dates and best prices, check the Classictic website here: Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
If you’re interested in seeing what other concerts are playing in Paris, check out the listings here: Concerts In Paris.
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