Chapelle Expiatoire Tours
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With its somber neoclassical façade framed by rows of white rose bushes and capped with a striking green dome, the Chapelle Expiatoire has a timeless elegance befitting its origins. The little-visited landmark is one of Paris’ most significant chapels – built in 1826 to mark the location of the former Madeleine Cemetery, where King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were originally buried after their untimely executions during the French Revolution.
The iconic royals are now buried at the Saint Denis Basilica, but the chapel stands as a poignant reminder of the victims of the French Revolution, commissioned by King Louis XVIII to honor his brother and sister-in-law. The work of architect Pierre-Léonard Fontaine, the Chapelle Expiatoire is renowned for its unique architecture and elaborate interiors, which include white marble sculptures of the King and Queen, and an exquisite altar that marks the exact site of Louis XVI’s burial.
Chapelle Expiatoire is located in Paris’ 8th arrondissement and is open from Thurs-Sat from 11am to 6pm (7pm in July and August). Adult admission is €5.50 at the time of writing.
Address: 29 Rue Pasquier, Paris, France
Hours: Open from Thurs-Sat from 11am to 6pm (7pm in July and August)
Admission: Adults: €5.50
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Chapelle Expiatoire hours of operation?
Chapelle Expiatoire hours of operation: Open from Thurs-Sat from 11am to 6pm (7pm in July and August). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Chapelle Expiatoire?
The best ways to experience Chapelle Expiatoire are:
- Paris Museum Pass and Seine River Cruise Including Delivery to Your Hotel
- Paris City Pass: Free admission & public transport
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