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.
- 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
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