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Place de la Madeleine

#119 of 912 things to do in Paris
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This plaza is known for its neo-classical temple, la Madeleine, and its...

This plaza is known for its neo-classical temple, la Madeleine, and its gourmet food shops.

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Luxury shoppers paradise

The area around the pantheon is scattered with luxury shops. Fauchon is there, so is Maison de Truffe. A little further , in Rue Royale, is Laduree. A wonderful place to have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ficksburg, South Africa

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Paris, France
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in Paris for years, I had never set foot inside, until I was offered the opportunity to have a group tour by one of the priests. Our guide was very affable and full of interesting information about the history of a building which became a church, almost as an afterthought. Originally conceived as a shrine to the armies... More 

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Ficksburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The area around the pantheon is scattered with luxury shops. Fauchon is there, so is Maison de Truffe. A little further , in Rue Royale, is Laduree. A wonderful place to have a wonder around if you are a foodie

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Thank madaboutwine
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The Place is somewhat defined by the huge architectonical body of the St Magdalen's church. It is quite an area to walk with many nice stores surrounding the central point of the Place de la Madeleine.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is a lovely area with upmarket shops. However it is difficult for pedestrians to cross the road from the Madeleine as the traffic is so busy. It was very nicely decorated for Christmas when we went in December.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

As you climb the stairs of the Church of the Madeline and turn to look down the long boulevard across the obelisk of the Place de Concorde to the dome of Les Invalides you can imagine the grandeur and majesty of Napoleon's time. The church was originally built as a Temple to the Glory of the Great Army. His of... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We went here once with a couple of friends! We just went to a nearby subway for take out and then just sat on the stairs. It was during the evening, sun was up but not very high! It was really great and relaxing. We basically just ate the sandwiches while playing some music. It was great to just hang... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This was really a nice place to visit, specially if you like old French Architectural sites. And nice place to seat outside

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I like this area, especially with Fauchon and Hediard in the corner. Not to forget the Madeleine Cafe.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The church itself, reminded me of the Parthenon. It is stately and has a very ancient feel to it. It is huge and imposing. If you are in this area, make it a point to stroll a few blocks down to see the Grand Opera house. You will not be disappointed.

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Lithia, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

The Place de la Madeleine was just down the street from where we were staying. It is an impressive sight built like the Parthenon. Beautiful sculptures and impressive artwork. It is a shame that care has not been taken to clean the inside of the Place. It would be a spectacular sight!

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Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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