Cheap hotels near Sainte Chapelle in Paris, France
Located on Paris’ Île de la Cité, the Church of Sainte Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX around 1239 to house important Christian relics, including the prized “Crown of Thorns.” (Today, that relic resides in the nearby Cathedral of Notre Dame.)
Sainte Chapelle was heavily damaged during the French Revolution, but was restored. The present church still maintains some of the city’s most coveted stained-glass windows, many dating to the 13th century. The chapel’s interior boasts a rich, ornate décor.
To visit Sainte Chapelle you’ll need to pay an admission charge, as there aren’t any regularly scheduled public masses. For ticket prices and more, visit the chapel’s Web site.
The church is open March through October, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November to February from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Wednesdays, from mid-May to September, the church remains open until 9 p.m.
Hotels near Sainte Chapelle: The church is located on the Ile de la Cite, near a hospital, courts and other government buildings. There are not really a lot of hotels to be found here. However, if you just head south into the Latin Quarter, you’ll find plenty of one- and two-star cheap hotel options.
There is one notable budget hotel option, however. The simple and historic Hotel Henri IV is located on the Place Dauphine at the tip of the Ile de la Cite. It’s really an interesting option, but certainly not for everyone.
Address 22 Rue de l'Hirondelle (St. Germain des Prés (6th))
EuroCheapo Review: The three-star Close Notre Dame is the newly revamped Delhy's Hotel, a EuroCheapo pick for more than a decade. Unfortunately, the hip makeover raised the rates to a place that makes a Cheapo shudder.... read review
Address 25, place Dauphine (Louvre / Châtelet (1st))
EuroCheapo Review: Location is everything for the Hotel Henri IV. Located on the Place Dauphine toward the tip of the Ile de la Cite, this "island" Cheapo is ideal for romantic types looking for a simple, historic, and super-central hotel.... read review