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.
With this ticket, you will avoid the queues at the ticket offices. However, you will have to wait in line to for the security checks.
Admission to The Chapelle Expiatoire is free for the following individuals:
- Young people from the European Union between 18 and 25 years old.
- Children under 18 years old, regardless of their nationality.
- Unemployed people, people with disabilities and one companion, journalists, architecture students, tourism professionals, military, police, and other state security forces.
Admission is also free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month between January 1 and March 31, and between November 1 and December 31.
In order to acquire the free admission mentioned above, you'll have to go to the site’s ticket office and present a certifying document of your eligibility for a 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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