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Place de la Madeleine

#144 of 886 things to do in Paris
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Opera / Bourse
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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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La Madeleine, is a real example of French architecture

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This building is monumental.... I enjoyed photographing it. The stone details and saints were interesting and the flowers in front added another layer of beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

An amazing church with that "Da Vinci Code" feel to it! We went to one of the evening concerts (a recital of Mozart's Requiem) and it was just devine. The accoustics (as with lots of churches) are not great and lots of the sounds reverberated and blended but that is very much outweighed by the atmosphere. Makes the hairs stand... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a lovely church set in an elegant area with many exclusive shops nearby. There used to be lovely art nouveau toilets near to the church but unfortunately these have been closed for a few years.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beside La Madeleine, there are a lot of other reasons to visit the area. Some of the best fine food shops in Paris are situated near-by. Not to mention some excellent coffee shops...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Situated on a beautiful street. It's like a huge building structure just sitting at the end of it. We were visiting the area during August 2013 for other reasons and the structure caught our eyes so we paused to have a look around. The building itself looks like it was built in the ancient Greek times. Highly recommended place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This park is a great place to hang out, catch a coffee, and watch Paris go by, under the imposing shadow of one of the most beautiful buildings.

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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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