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Sainte Chapelle - Upper Chapel

The Sainte Chapelle was built between 1242 and 1248, in accordance with the wishes of King Louis IX, to house the relics of the Passion of Christ. The most famous of these relics was the Crown of Thorns, acquired in 1239 for a sum that greatly exceeded the cost of building the Chapel itself.

From the beginning, the relics were displayed and worshipped in the upper chapel. Only the king, his close friends and family, and the canons leading the services entered it via the outdoor terrace, which was connected to the Palace at that time. The lower chapel was the place of worship for the palace staff.

-Centre des Monuments Nationaux

Copyright: Randy Myers
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7502x3751
Taken: 25/03/2009
Subida: 28/05/2009
Actualizado: 06/10/2014
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Tags: sainte chapelle; cathedral; chapel; france; paris
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