Monument Jeu d'Enfant 2023: solve the mystery of the Chapelle Expiatoire with your family

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on October 19th, 2023 at 02:22 p.m.
It's time to discover or rediscover the Chapelle Expiatoire. On October 21 and 22, 2023, this monument will reveal all its secrets through a life-size investigation game, as part of the Monument Jeu d'Enfant event.

The Monument Jeu d'Enfant event returns for another edition on October 21 and 22, 2023. Numerous national monuments are taking part in this fun and educational event in Paris, the Île-de-France region and throughout France, offering unusual activities for the whole family over a weekend of discovery.

In Paris, the Chapelle Expiatoire will be opening its doors to children and their parents on Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22, for a special weekend of fun and discovery .

In the Chapelle Expiatoire and its garden, young and old alike can take part in a life-size game specially designed for the monument. Through the riddles and clues collected, all visitors can discover the history, architecture and famous figures that this monument is home to, in a fun way. Here's what's in store for you:

  • Investigation at the Chapelle Expiatoire
    Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 1.30 pm to 4 pm
    Come and investigate with your family to unravel the mystery of the Chapelle expiatoire! The Chapelle expiatoire was built in memory of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, on the site of the former Madeleine cemetery. The site, where the King, Queen and many of those guillotined during the Revolution were buried, is rich in secrets and mysteries! When a theft occurs, the monument's administrator has no choice but to call in the investigators from Mysteria Ingenium.
    This agency, specialized in extraordinary cases, recruits young visitors and their families to unravel the mystery surrounding the crime. For the theft may well conceal something else...
    Accompanied by a cast of colorful characters, the audience goes from enigma to enigma, until the final denouement, discovering the history of the monument. A snack is served at the end of the session.

The Chapelle expiatoire celebrates the memory of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. At the request of Louis XVIII, architect Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine designed aneo-classical monument between 1816 and 1826, with a strong Romantic dimension. It stands on a former cemetery where many of those guillotined during the Revolution, including Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, were buried.

A fun and instructive outing for the whole family! Don't delay!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From October 21th, 2023 to October 22th, 2023

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    29 Rue Pasquier
    75008 Paris 8

    Enfant: Free
    Adulte accompagnant: €5
    Adulte: €6

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