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La Chapelle Impériale

  • Rue des Cents Gardes Map It
  • Biarritz
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/16/2017

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 des Cents Gardes, Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 64200, France

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  • Closed Sun.–Wed. and Fri.

Published 10/16/2017


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