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. Make Chapelle Expiatoire part of your personalized Paris itinerary using our Paris trip maker .
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  • It is a church to commemorate those who died in the French Revolution. The stained glass at the altar was beautiful, where the remains of Louis 16 were found.
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  • It is near the very large Church of Saint-Augustine. It was quietly built worthy of the name. A museum pass is available. There was a chapel at the back of the courtyard, and inside was the temporary burial of The Executed Louis 16 and queen Marie Antoinette.
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  • Nice calm park
  • Small but strong!
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