Chapelle Imperiale

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This miniature structure was constructed in 1864 and is the only building in town that was planned under the preferences of Empress Eugenie. This stunning structure is an example of the combination of Romanesque and Byzantine architecture with Hispano-Moresque elements. You can see its sophisticated style and romantic lines. 


Things to do at Chapelle Imperiale:

  • Learn about the history and significance:

It is essential to learn about the history of this building as well as its significance. 

At the queen's request, the architect Boeswillwald built the imperial chapel on the imperial estate at Biarritz in 1865. The chapel is located on the grounds of the imperial estate. 

Styles such as Hispano-Moorish and Romanesque-Byzantine have been incorporated into it. In 1981, it was given the status of a national historic monument, and it is a shrine to the Mexican Black Madonna, also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe. 


  • Examine the specifics of the architecture and determine their relevance: 

Brick was used in its construction, and it features a single nave, a porch in front of it, and a semicircular apse at the end. The interior is particularly noteworthy because it combines a variety of historicist styles and uses a wide variety of methods and materials, such as azulejos, murals, and enamel medallions. The artwork created by Steinheil hung in the semi-dome serves as the design's focal point. 


  • imageDuration Required
    1 hour 30 minutes

Address of Chapelle Imperiale

Avenue Reine Victoria, 64200, Biarritz, France

Opening & Closing time of Chapelle Imperiale

  • Monday
    Closed
  • Tuesday
    Closed
  • Wednesday
    Closed
  • Thursday
    Closed
  • Friday
    Closed
  • Saturday
    Closed
  • Sunday
    Closed

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