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La Chapelle Impériale

La Chapelle Impériale Review

If you wish to pay your respects to the Empress Eugénie, visit La Chapelle Impériale, which she had built in 1864 to venerate a figure of a Mexican Black Virgin from Guadalupe (and perhaps to expiate her sins for furthering her husband's tragic folly of putting Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlotta on the "throne" of Mexico). The style is a charming hybrid of Roman-Byzantine and Hispano-Mauresque.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Pellot, Biarritz, 64200
  • Phone: /05–59–22–37–10
  • Hours: July–Aug., Tues., Thurs. and Sat. 3–7; call for hours Sept.–June
  • Location: Biarritz
Updated: 04-09-2014

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