My Photos: France -- Paris -- Sainte-Chapelle



King Louis IX had Sainte-Chapelle built beginning in 1242, to house the relics of the Passion of Christ which he had purchased from Baldwin II of Constantinople.  The crown of thorns, and a fragment of the cross upon which Jesus was crucified, were housed here, along with other important Christian relics.  

Louis died in a battle during the siege of  Tunis during the Eighth Crusade, in 1270. He was canonized as a saint in 1300.


 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 







 

 



 

 

 



 
 

 













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