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Chapelle Imperiale

Avenue de la Marne, Biarritz, France
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Rarely open but pretty outside

Took some finding and then when we found the entrance found it is only open a few hours a week at... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Anlaby, United Kingdom
Beautiful little chapel with fantastic evening ceiling

Built by Eugenia wife of Napoleon III this is a gem. Beautifully decorated inside. Sad to see tiles... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Reading, United Kingdom
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13 Sep 2016
“Beautiful little chapel with fantastic evening ceiling”
5 Oct 2016
“Rarely open but pretty outside”
Avenue de la Marne, Biarritz, France
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Took some finding and then when we found the entrance found it is only open a few hours a week at present which was disappointing as the outside looks very different and highly detailed

Thank mcleodalimc
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Built by Eugenia wife of Napoleon III this is a gem. Beautifully decorated inside. Sad to see tiles fallen off outside. Bust of Eugenia in the garden. Well worth a visit.

Thank AMH57
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

It is worth to see it as it is very impressive from inside. The interior is amazing and with the guide and explanation the visit is very informative.

Thank Eleonora P
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Is amazingly well preserved and in both inside and outside, inside is unreal the well preserved it is and if you have visited Mexico here you will see Virgin of Guadalupe as is painted in the ceiling of the church

Thank jose y
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Only open once or twice a week,this beautiful chapel,built for the Emporor Eugenie has beautiful Arabic feature.

Thank ernestoxford
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We would not have reached here had it not been for guidance by our hosts who had been to Biarritz from Caumont. It is worth engaging a guide to understand the history and the beauty of the Chapel. The diverse cultures and the architecture that...More

1  Thank Mypace
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is a "must see", otherwise you will miss out on French architecture. When I used to travel to France, Biarritz was an important stop; I had a picture of me bathing in the sea!

Thank GastonEPhillips
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This little gem of a Chapel was commissioned by Empress Eugenie who was married to Napoleon 3rd. It has some mosaics reminiscent of Alhambra in Spain, Byzantine and Roman architecture and decorations. We happily paid for the tour because there was a Mexican connection to...More

Reviewed 3 July 2014

worth the time to explore this protected unesco patrimoine, it's beautiful and historical dont miss it, it's so cool behind the unassuming exterior lies a treasure in visual feasting

Thank candy k
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Although open only 2 afternoons a week ( check times ) it is worth to step inside. A short path through the garden brings you to a little jewel of a chapel. The interior decor is well worth sitting down and admiring the details all...More

3  Thank Viviane H
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