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Place de la Madeleine

Paris, France (Opéra)
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Ranked #142 of 734 attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This plaza is known for its neo-classical temple, la Madeleine, and its gourmet food shops.
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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There are many good stores at the Place de Madeleine. For food, Fauchon has become an iconic landmark in gastronomy and the macaroons there are the best. There are other food stores and a very good crystal store, which is Baccarat. Even if you do not plan to buy any crystal, enter this store and see the new things that... More

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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275 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a lively square with many options of things to do and the beautiful church of Madeleine in the center. Many restaurants, cafes and shops are situated within this square and in the surrounding neighborhood.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fabulous building in a stunning location. Excellent shops on the square and well- priced cafés offering very tasty food.

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Only spent an hour or so, walking the square and one or two lanes off of it; visiting Fauchon to buy chocolates and macaroons; taking in the general ambience. Lots of little speciality shops - a condiment shop, a couple selling caviar a few speciality chocolate shops. Has a very pleasant atmosphere here and I'm sure we will revisit at... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Pace de la Madeleine is very pretty, but we just visited because of Laduree. It was very busy when we were there, after lunch. Didn't spend much time here.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This place is lined with some great little shops selling everything from coffee to caviar. Well worth exploring through them and taking some photos of the Madeleine from different angles.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Lovely hotel in amazing location. Small yet comfortable rooms but that's Paris. Metro is close but has many stairs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Located between Avenue des Champs-Elysees and the famous Rue du Faubourg Saint-HonoreA gastronomy landmark. Styled like a Greek temple in 1842. SHops extraordinaire surround this area. From Fachon that began in 1880. Other famous food shops nearby. Packed with shoppers and concerts in summer months. On the top ten things to see in Paris.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

La Place de la Madeleine is named for the most magnificent Église de la Madeleine in its center. Constructed like a massive Greek temple, it graces the square and can be seen even from far away. The huge stairs that lead to the church's main entrance on the south side offer one of the most memorable views in Paris: down... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Good place, nice hotels near by. The :La madeliene church is a must see and there are lots of shops. Its kind of place where you have lot of offices ,hotels, cafe's and shops. Expensive shops though. You can find Monoprix super market till 11pm to pick up something quickly.

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