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Chapelle Expiatoire

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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...more
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

We know all the history and just noticed this place had been missed on multiple visits to Paris. I suggest you check it out. The building is interesting, and the sculptures (one each of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI) are beautiful and moving. They include...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

It was interesting to see. I was in the area. But I think the entrance price is too high, because in the end, we don't see so much. If you don't stay very long in Paris, I don't recommend to spend time to go there...It's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Isabelle R
Reviewed April 5, 2018

A chapel built by Louis XVIII to commemorate the place where the mortal remains of Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette were kept for 21 after they were guillotines (their bodies were later buried at Basilica of Saint-Denis). Located in Square Louis XVI, off...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 27, 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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank LowMaintenanceCouple
Reviewed September 17, 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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Bruno V
Reviewed July 16, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 2, 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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed July 12, 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....More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank wherewegoin
Reviewed June 10, 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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
5  Thank BeckyBooBird
Reviewed May 23, 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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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