Fodor's Expert Review La Chapelle Impériale

Biarritz Church

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. Entry is by guided tour only, and open days and hours are changeable, so call ahead.

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

05–59–22–37–10

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