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La Chapelle Impériale

  • Rue Pellot Map It
  • Biarritz
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's 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.

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Rue Pellot, Biarritz, 64200, France

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  • July and Aug., Tues., Thurs., and Sat. 3–7; Sept.–June, call for hrs

Published 06/25/2015


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