Dedicated to Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, the Chapelle Expiatoire is an incredible place to visit when in Paris. With this ticket, you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful chapel without waiting in line!
Chapelle Expiatoire Skip the Line Ticket
"I die innocent of all the crimes imputed to me. I pardon the authors of my death, and pray to God that the blood you are about to shed will never fall upon France." It was with those words that Louis XVI was executed on 21st January 1793. A few months later, in the same place, which is now the Place de la Concorde, his wife Marie Antoinette was also executed. The French monarchy had been brought down.
In the turbulent days of the French Revolution, the bodies of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were buried close to Rue d'Anjou. In the 19th century, their tombs were moved to the Basilica of Saint-Denis, and the Chapelle Expiatoire was built in their place.
In the chapel, you'll be able to admire two marble structures of the last monarchs of France. These portray an angel showing Louis XVI his way to heaven, a masterpiece by François Joseph Bosio, and Jean-Pierre Cortot's representation of Marie Antoinette being comforted by religion.
In the gardens, you'll also be able to take a look at the exterior of the chapel and its neo-classical dome.
Chapelle Expiatoire Opening Times
The Chapelle Expiatoire is open Tuesday to Saturday on the following times:
- From 10 am to 12.30 pm.
- From 1.30 to 6.30 pm.
The last admission to the monument is 30 minutes before closing time.
Skip the Line Ticket
When you book this ticket, you'll avoid the queue at the ticket office. However, you will have to wait in line to access the chapel and go through the security controls.
Entry to the Chapelle Expiatoire is free for the following people:
- Young people in the European Union between 18 and 25 years old.
- All children under 18.
- Unemployed people, people with disabilities, journalists, architecture students, people working in the tourism sector, military personnel, police officers and members of other state security forces.
Entry is also free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month from 1st January to 31st March, and from 1st November to 31st December.
If you've already purchased a general ticket with Civitatis and wish to reserve another free ticket for anyone in the above categories, you can get it at the ticket office with your booking. You'll have to present a document that justifies your eligibility for the free ticket.
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Ticket to the Chapelle Expiatoire
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Skip the line ticket to the Chapelle Expiatoire.
When to book?
You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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