Virtual Visit: Palais de la Cité and the Sainte-Chapelle
Updated: Sep 22, 2020
Last Friday, on our first virtual visit, we explored the history of Paris, and especially the history of the Île de la Cité. We focused on the sacred-secular division of the island, with the palace of the prefects of Rome, and later, the kings of France, on the western side, and religious spaces, first the Temple of Jupiter, and later Christian churches (culminating with the Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris that we know today) on the eastern side.
Today, we're going to do a "zoom" on the medieval form of the Palais de la Cité, the palace where the kings of France lived from the 11th to the 14th centuries, and one of its most celebrated structures: the Sainte-Chapelle.
A reminder: the primary venue for this content is the stories feature on my Instagram page. All of the virtual visits will be saved in my story highlights. The purpose of the blog posts is to allow a greater audience (especially those without social media accounts) to benefit from the same content.
With that in mind, let's start exploring one of the most breathtaking buildings in the world!
I hope you've enjoyed this "deep dive" into the Sainte-Chapelle. See you back here on Wednesday, March 25 for our next adventure: an exploration of the Quartier Latin.