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 opens as follows:
- From 1st October to 31st March: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 1:30 to 5 pm. On the 24 and 31 December, the castle will close at 4 pm.
- From 1st April to 30th September: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 1:30 to 6:30 pm.
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.
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Ticket to the Chapelle Expiatoire
EU citizens from 18 to 25 years oldFree
Skip the line ticket to the Chapelle Expiatoire.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (4:30 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).