Photograph of the week: Gothic chapel in the heart of Paris

 

Dating back to 1248, Sainte-Chapelle is a royal medieval Gothic chapel in the heart of Paris. The chapel was built by King Louis IX and it features some of the most brilliant and awe-inspiring stained glass in Europe. During the French Revolution the chapel was converted into an administrative office and the stained glass windows were completely covered by huge filing cabinets. Later, when vandals looted the chapel, these filing cabinets obscured – and thus saved – the windows from being destroyed.

Sainte Chapelle

Thank you to James Feess of The Savvy Backpacker for permission to re-produce the image.

If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Leave a Reply


Comment guidelines - please read:

1) Use your own name, not a site name or keywords.
2) Links are allowed in the 'Website' field only.
3) Please do not advertise and make sure your comment is relevant and adds value. (If you would like to advertise, there are a number of free and paid ways to do this - please contact us for details.) .





If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar.

 
 
5 reasons why a luxury river cruise in Europe might be perfect for you5 reasons why a luxury river cruise in Europe might be perfect for you : I recently had the chance to experience a 5 star European river cruise...
The latest luxury travel craze of glouchsurfing – staying in the homes of the rich and famous for free!The latest luxury travel craze of glouchsurfing – staying in the homes of the rich and famous for free! : You've probably already heard of the term 'glamping', used to refer to...
So you think you’ve flown a long way? The 10 longest flights in the worldSo you think you’ve flown a long way? The 10 longest flights in the world : So, you think you've flown a long way? Spare a thought for frequent fl...