Chapelle Royale St-Louis

Chapelle Royale St-Louis, Dreux

Chapelle Royale St-Louis
4.5
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
About
Un édifice « Royal » Érigée en 1816 à l’emplacement de l’ancienne forteresse des Comtes de Dreux, la Chapelle Saint-Louis de Dreux abrite les sépultures de la Famille de Bourbon-Orléans. Le premier édifice élevé dans un style néo-classique par la duchesse d’Orléans, est ultérieurement agrandi par son fils le Roi Louis-Philippe, dans le style néo-gothique Un exceptionnel ensemble de gisants À partir de 1830, la chapelle Saint-Louis de Dreux devient la nécropole de la Maison de France. Les gisants de la famille du Roi Louis-Philippe sont commandés aux plus grands noms de la sculpture funéraire du XIXe siècle : Millet, Barre, Lenoir, Pradier et Mercié. C’est ce dernier qui exécute le mausolée du roi et de la reine Marie-Amélie. Le parcours de visite parmi ces tombeaux permet d’évoquer les heures et les malheurs des membres de la Famille de Bourbon-Orléans qui traversent les tumultes du XIXe siècle. Et des vitraux remarquables
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.5
158 reviews
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Geert J
122 contributions
Great
Jun 2019 • Solo
A place full of history and nice architecture.
Here are not only royaltywatchers or historians who can find the traces of a great past
Written June 11, 2019
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leginlorac
Kent12 contributions
Very Poor Access for Disabled Visitors
Jul 2018 • Couples
We visited with my family including my 81 yr old disabled Mother, who has mobility difficulties and has a wheelchair. On arrival we paid for a 'handicappe' ticket so the staff were fully aware that we had mobility issues. Access to the grounds was terrible. we had to drag the wheelchair backwards with two of us, up a steep slope with deep gravel. A person on their own would not manage this. Once at the top there is absolutely no disabled access into the Chapelle Royal, there is only a steep set of steps. The brochure states that a stair lift was available, we went back down to the entrance to be told it was broken. My mother's experience was sat parked under a tree while the rest of us made a hurried visit inside. We could not access the grounds as not disabled friendly due to the deep gravel paths. We asked for a refund on my Mum's ticket, and were offered the guidebook as compensation which we declined, after 20 minutes of persisting we eventually had the ticket refunded. Not an inclusive site!
Written August 7, 2018
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two hours spent on site is far from an hasty visit ! we are aware of the dffculty of the domain access and we are driving improvements every year. unfortunaly, some transformations are not possible i.e stair lift Inside the chapel. the outside stair-lift gives the access only to the ground level of the chapel and not the crypts. we are very sorry not to have been able to use it this day.
Written August 9, 2018
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Bram C
Antwerp, Belgium119 contributions
Divine Royale Necropolis with magnificent stained glass windows.
Jul 2016 • Couples
At 40 minutes from Chartres this chapel is ideal to include in a day trip. This beautiful neo-classical building (built in 1816 and expanded by Louis Phillippe I, king of France) holds a wealth of stained glass and sculpture. Louis consults the Manufacture de Sèvres to aide him in reviving the art of stained glass. The designs are executed by prominent artists: Ingres, Rouget, Hippolyte Flandrin, Jacquand, Wattier, Horace Vernet, Bouton and Delacroix. Thanks to the small scale of the building one has the unique opportunity to see these windows close-up. The garden is ideal for a pic-nic with beautiful views over the city. Don't miss out on the flower borders, the French are getting quite the knack of them.
Written July 26, 2016
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Thanks for your advise , and we're glad of your positive visit. Hope to see you soon again .
Written July 28, 2016
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Mitrache F
Bucharest, Romania570 contributions
Beautifull
Jan 2016 • Couples
It is very nice, from far, because we had not the possibility to visit. Between octomber untill the end of march is open only for large groups. So you can see only the things that we saw ( see photos)
Written January 19, 2016
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Thanks for your advise, We're sorry you can't visit the chapel because it was close and we hope , you'll come another day to do it. The chapel open in 26th March . Hope see you soon.
Written February 10, 2016
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Julie R
Baton Rouge, LA158 contributions
Why not open?
I wanted to see the inside so bad but they are not open even on Saturdays:( Very disappointed. I wish everyone would post open/close dates/hours on their Tripadvisor sites!
Written December 13, 2014
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We're sorry of this disapointement , effectly the chapel is closed between october and march . Only groups of 20 people and more can visit on booking in advance . Now the opening times appeare on tripadvisor . We hope to see you again during a visit. Have a nice day.
Written March 17, 2016
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Paul G
Waterloo, Canada209 contributions
Historical Chappel near Dreux
Oct 2014 • Friends
The village of Dreux has a rich history that included being the location of a Celtic tribe and a Roman fortification. By the 18th century, the chapel was established by the Duke of Penthièvre as a family burial place. Over the next century, the chapel survived the French Revolution to become the Chapelle Royale St-Louis de Dreux, now the final resting place of the Orléans royal family. The family crypt below the church has statues of these reclining nobility.
Written November 10, 2014
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JANDDBritinParis
Aberdeen, UK739 contributions
Unbelievable 19th century stained glass windows
May 2014
Dreux is a smallish town West of Paris with some interesting old half timbered buildings and churches but without doubt the jewel in the crown is the Chapelle Royale , perched above the town it looks impressive from the outside and when you have climbed up to it the views down over the town is great .
Inside the chapel the amazingly luminous stained glass windows make you breathless with wonder . Although they are nowhere near as old as the windows at say Chartres they are much closer and therefore easier to understand . They shine with light especially the blue . The windows are made by Sevres and when the glass factory burned down the secret of how to make that amazing colour died with it .
Other than the windows the roof is interesting and the crypt too . The last king of the French is buried here (Louis Philippe) and all his descendants
It is small so won't take long to visit - headphones are available and it costs about 8 euros . There is a little gift shop on site . PS
There is a large North African population in Dreux so if you like couscous this an excellent place to try some
Written May 23, 2014
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Scotcher
Sutton, UK90 contributions
French history in all its' glory
Jan 2012
Although closed in low season it gave us envy to come back and visit it.
Written February 5, 2012
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Chapelle Royale St-Louis is open:
  • Wed - Mon 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wed - Mon 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM


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