Sainte-Chapelle is a few blocks from Notre-Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité, but the casual tourist wouldn’t know it's there. The entrance is hidden inside the Palais de Justice. You enter through an unimpressive lower chapel. After ascending a flight of stairs, you enter the stunning upper chapel.
Fifteen stained glass windows fill the walls. When the sun shines on them, they glow with blues and wine-colored reds. These beautiful windows depict over 1,100 scenes from Christian history, starting with the Garden of Eden.
We were treated to an excellent rendition of Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons" by the musicians of the Classik Ensemble, headed by David Braccini. This group gives most of the evening concerts at Sainte-Chapelle.
Bracicini is an excellent violinist and an accomplished showman. His interactions with the audience and his fellow musicians enliven the performance.
Here’s a brief video clip of the group playing the same Vivaldi piece at a concert last year. You can see the chapel’s stunning windows: