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Expiatory Chapel, Paris

Expiatory Chapel - Paris, France
Expiatory Chapel
29 rue Pasquier, Paris, France 75008Map
+33 1 4454 1933
Neighborhood: 8th Arrondissement
Overview

After the executions of the French monarchs Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, their remains were buried at the Madeleine Cemetery. The Chapelle Expiatoire, constructed in the early 19th Century, is built upon the grounds of that former cemetery. Now it is a grand monument to the king and queen and victims of the French Revolution. The site includes a Greco-Roman necropolis, as well as a hall done in the Neo-Classic style. It's a soothing respite from the bustle of Boulevard Haussman, and a must-see for history buffs.

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Expiatory Chapel General Information
  • Open Hours: Thursday to Saturday from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Saint-Lazare
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