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Chapelle Expiatoire, Paris

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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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  • 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 »
  • The chapel Expiatoire is steeped in history. It is unknown it's worth pushing doors and enter inside. Admission is free for children under 26 years old and €6 for the rest. It is touching to read farewell to Marie-Antoinette and her husband Louis XXVIII.
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  • This Chapel is worth a visit for more than a title - the title of the history of Paris first: you will have the opportunity to discover the history of the area of the city the Bishop this Parisian suburb located on the road leading to Normandy, the street of faubourg Saint honoured and the Church of the madeleine. -in respect of the history of France for you back in the most dramatic effect of the French revolution - the title of the history of architecture because this Chapel is full of references to ancient architecture of the Pantheon in Rome! Entry costs € 5 visit in June, preferably when the massifs of roses in the inner courtyard are in bloom!
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  • 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
  • Beautiful chapel
  • Very nice surprise full of history and little known to the public. Last vestige of a royal Paris
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  • Wow perfect please protact me I am sripattharawade chotikul and fammily thank you