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Address: 29 rue Pasquier, 75008 Paris, France
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In the tranquil setting of Square Louis XVI, lies a marvel of late...

In the tranquil setting of Square Louis XVI, lies a marvel of late neo-classical architecture: the Chapelle Expiatoire. The expiatory chapel was built in 1815 on the orders of the late king’s brother, Louis XVIII. On the exact spot beheaded sovereigns were buried in 1793 along with many other illustrious victims of the Revolution, including Marie-Antoinette. The chapel is dedicated to the memory of the royal family.Open:> All the year, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4€; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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Quiet park, historic venue

Quite small museum for the price, but nestled in a quiet green square, the chapel is rather bare, just an altar and two statues, with a crypt. But the dramatic atmosphere is... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
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AREQUIPA, Peru
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Certainly off the beaten path, but easily accessible, this was a hidden gem of our visit to Paris. The original burial site of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, history buffs won't want to miss this. A small garden and beautiful memorials outside to those lost in the French Revolution, and impressive statues inside of Louis and Marie inside the... More 

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AREQUIPA, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Quite small museum for the price, but nestled in a quiet green square, the chapel is rather bare, just an altar and two statues, with a crypt. But the dramatic atmosphere is impressive. The explanation leaflet is enough to understand and appreciate the site. There is a small bookshop where I found the declaration of the rights of women and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I didn't know about Chapelle Expiatoire until my wife mentioned it plays a part in the Revolution. The Chapelle Expiatoire is a quiet, understated, memorial to the many who were guillotined at the Place De La Concorde. The gardens around the memorial are free and are used by workers at lunchtime. There are seats and shade if you need a... More 

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is an extremely interesting and historical chapel that is often overlooked by tourists. This is the original burial site of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (they were subsequently moved to Saint Denis Cathedral). Many other important figures persecuted during the French Revolution were buried here and the grounds are beautiful. It is located near the Galleries Lafayette on... More 

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Westerville
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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

My son and his fiancée were married here. Since they are not living in France, they did get married in the U.S. Prior to the ceremony in Paris because for a marriage to be valid in France, one must reside there for 80 days prior. This is the burial site for many revolutionists and Marie Antoinette was said to have... More 

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Fort Myers Beach
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

The Expiatory Chapel was built to show atonement for the regicide of the French monarchy. It is located in the eighth arrondissement in a charming little park, Square-Louis XVI. It was built by Louis XVIII and is dedicated to the memory of his brother, Louis XVI, and his queen, Marie-Antoinette, who were executed in 1793 during the French Revolution. The... More 

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Reviewed 23 May 2015

My niece decided to get married in Paris and chose Chapelle Expiatoire. Despite having been to Paris many times, I'd never heard of it and apparently, neither have many Parisians. In a frantic flight down from Montmartre where we were staying, our taxi driver delivered us to the wrong address 5 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. After... More 

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Palmerston North
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

A small memorial chapel that commemorates where Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were interred this chapel is a lovely place to visit. A little out of the way from other attractions this space provides a lovely contemplative space within a bustling city. The small crypt underneath and the history are quite moving.

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London England
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

We visited in April having checked out timings but when we arrived it was closed with no explanation as to why. Other people were wandering around like us very disappointed.What a let down.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Paris is a happy city. There is nothing ugly anywhere, everything is beautifully presented. The food, flowers, clothes, everyone is beautiful. This place is beautiful too, but very sad. It's an attempt at redemption by the city for having put the King and Queen to the guillotine. The white rose bushes are lovely, the dome is lovely, the little cat... More 

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