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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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  • Orsay, Louvre, etc compared to the bustling tourist destination of people who are really quiet. If you are interested in is a good uplift tour Annette place. Be sure to read the Guide to get the tour. Identification of the historical content.
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  • This Chapel is located near gare Saint Lazare and metro San Agustin. We saw it when spent with the bus to the airport. It is not the big thing.
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  • In a square near the Madeleine is this famous expiatory chapel where a time rested Mayor-Antoinette and Louis XVI! The visit costs 5.50 euros (there was an exhibition in addition in the chapel) a part of our history of France even if the visit can be done fairly quickly! A must see.
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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