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Place de la Madeleine

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Description: 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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Place Madeleine deserves a visit, not only to see the lovely Madeleine structure, but also to see best delicatessens that Paris has to offer, from Hediard to Fauchon to the finest caviar and tea shops. A 5 minute walk to Place de la Concorde.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Located on one side of Place de la Concorde this is a nice church erected during the time of Napoleon. It was closed when I reached there although it was a weekday and it was around 6 pm in the evening so could not pay a visit inside. Resembled pantheon very much and in the first go I thought it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Place de la Madeleine is small and crowded. Yet it might be the most elegant of the Parisian squares surpassed only by the one harboring the Arc de Triomphe and La Concorde. La Madeleine church is the most contributing to its elegance but also the rest of the buildings work hand in hand with it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This plaza is fairly busy and full of buildings on both side of the street. The Church of Mary Magdalene however dominates the street and serves as an interesting focal point for anyone visiting this area.

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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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