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Chapelle Expiatoire, Paris

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Historic Site
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 »
  • 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 explanatio...  more »
  • 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 Pla...  more »
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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