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The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles

It seems that every palace in Europe (or at least the ones I’ve been to) has its own chapel. The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles is equally as grand as the one I’ve seen in Spain, Belgium and Italy. Perhaps, the ancient royals were just too lazy to be chauffeured to their local basilica or church? Or it could also be that they’re too rich to go there. But, when they died, many of these royals are buried in their city’s grand basilicas which they’ve never been to? Who knows? 😉

The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles

The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles (France).

The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles (France).

This Royal Chapel inside the Palace of Versailles is the 5th in the history of the chateau. It developed as the palace grew wider and bigger in size.

The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles (France).

The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles (France).

Its interior shimmer in incredible art pieces. If you look up its vaulted ceiling, the amount of artistry is truly amazing. Its Greek columns are polished and massive.

The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles (France).

The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles (France).

At this Royal Chapel, prince and princesses were baptized and did their first communions here. Its altar is a witness to the marriage of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI.

The Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles (France).

The Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles (France).

Today, the chapel isn’t anymore a chapel. From its sacred use, it is now utilized for secular functions. However, it’s still off limits to tourists of the chateau. You can still have a glimpse of its grandeur from its fenced door to ward off visitors getting inside it.

The Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles (France).

The Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles (France).

The chapel has hosted royal and public gatherings, concerts, and fundraising events. And maybe, if you have a lot of money to spare, you could rent this out for your wedding day. 😉

Related: The Stately Rooms Inside the Palace of Versailles

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