Chapelle expiatoire

29 rue Pasquier - 75008 Paris

Saint-Lazare - 8e Arrondissement


A monument dedicated to the Royal family in the heart of Paris.
Situated in the heart of Paris on Square Louis XVI, the Expiatory Chapel was built during the Restoration to commemorate the Ancien Régime and the French Revolution. Work commenced on this outstanding Neoclassical and Romantic building in 1815, under the orders of Louis XVIII. It is dedicated to the memory of the Royal family, and lies on the site of a former Revolutionary cemetery where Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were buried in 1793, as were Charlotte Corday, the Comtesse du Barry, and Olympe de Gouges.

Architectural style

  • Louis XVI


  • Architecture
  • Art funéraire
  • Histoire

Epoque des collections

  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)


The chapel is situated on the Square Louis XVI.

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Full rate: €6
Reduced: €5

Group tour

Group : €5; Tours in french everyday, booking at :


Free on the first Sunday of the month from 1 November to 31 May.
Free for those under 26 from countries within the European Union and primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions).
Free for disabled visitors and an accompanying person as well as job seekers and those receiving French welfare benefits.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Sunday

Exceptional closure

January 1st, May 1st and Christmas

Opening times

November to march, on Wednesdays, Thurdays, Fridays and Saturdays : 10am - 12.30pm / 1.30pm - 5pm
April to october from Wednesday to Saturday : 10am - 12.30pm / 1.30pm - 6pm

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Chapelle expiatoire

29 rue Pasquier
75008 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 42 65 35 80

  • Subway - Saint-Lazare
  • RER - Auber
  • Bus - 32, 43, 49, 84, 94

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

-Physical disability: not accessible to visitors in wheelchairs (7 steps from the Louis XVI square, 9 steps to the garden entrance, 12 steps for the chapel garden and 25 steps to the chapel and crypt). No toilets.

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Contact :

Centre des Monuments Nationaux Pôle Île-de-France
22, avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

Monument in the same district: Saint-Lazare

Monument in the same arrondissement: 8th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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