Chapelle Expiatoire

sights / Religious

Chapelle Expiatoire information

Location
Paris , France
Address
square Louis XVI, 8e
Getting there
Metro: St-Augustin
More information
www.monuments-nationaux.fr
Prices
adult/18-25yr/under 18yr €5.50/4/free
Opening hours
1-5pm Thu-Sat
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The austere, neoclassical Atonement Chapel, opposite 36 rue Pasquier, sits atop the section of a cemetery where Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and many other victims of the Reign of Terror were buried after their executions in 1793. It was erected by Louis’ brother, the restored Bourbon king Louis XVIII, in 1815. Two years later the royal bones were removed to the Basilique de St-Denis.