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Chapelle Expiatoire, Paris

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Located in the eighth arrondissement of Paris, Chapelle Expiatoire is a chapel dedicated to Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette. When you visit this site, keep an eye out for the arched arcades within the chapel hall, which commemorate the Swiss Guards massacred at Tuileries Palace on August 10, 1792 whilst defending the Royal family.

Cypress trees once surrounded the chapel but were cut down in 1862, and a public garden was created instead. When you visit today, this historic building and its garden remain a peaceful, haunted place in the otherwise energetic center of Paris.

This historic site is also located at the former graveyard of 3,000 victims of the French Revolution. Arrange to visit Chapelle Expiatoire and other attractions in Paris using our Paris vacation route planner.
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  • Full square building, very quiet. We can stop at the shop, but the garden enclosure is so pleasant and so 'history', it would be a shame. A significant halt, between department stores, train station St Lazare and St. Augustine.
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  • The Church was built on the former Madeleine cemetery was. Many people who were executed by guillotine in the Madeleine cemetery are buried or was otherwise, was Louis 16 of Marie Antoinette's grave. (No I) location 16 Li generations had been buried on the coffin. Many people visit during the week of rain it was visited and was very quiet. Admission is 6 euros. Museum pass you can use. Saint-Augustin station is now 9.
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  • 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 thi...  more »
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  • Peaceful haven in the middle of Paris. Sit down with a coffee and enjoy the park's atmosphere.
  • Beautiful church ? I guess ? Or maybe national monument ? Good scenario for pictures !
  • Beautiful yet simple Chapel, interesting story surrounding the place
  • Place where Luis XVIII wish to remember the death of Luis XVI and Marie-Antoinette during the French Revolution. To be visited only if you have free time spare. Architectural particular interesting as the "winged hourglass"
  • So beautiful place

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