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Place de la Madeleine

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Address: Paris, France
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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In the style of a Greek temple

This structure, built in the late 18th Century but completed in the 19th, is one of the few churches which has no stained-glass windows and which resemble a Greek temple. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This structure, built in the late 18th Century but completed in the 19th, is one of the few churches which has no stained-glass windows and which resemble a Greek temple. It's worth visiting. The view from its portal down towards the Place de la Concorde gives a beautiful panoramic view of the Obelisque de Luxour as well as the Assemblee... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Place de la Madeleine is where the Eglise de la Madeleine is situated. The Place itself is pretty, but quite bsy. Lots of shops and restaurants. The Church is beautiful and as with many of the other popular tourist attracting sites in Paris, this place also gets quite full. Worth visiting. The Place dela Madeleine is essentially between Palais... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a former building put up by Napoleon to honor himself. After his fall from grace, the building was turned into a church dedicated to Mary Magdalene. The ceiling is impressive. There is also an altar to Mother Teresa.

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Beacon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A must see if you love churches, this is a beautiful church and it's near the Opera House. Spend about an 90 inside church, then cross street for Opera House or enjoy shopping

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Peoria,Illinois
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The area is an excellent place to stay as it is so centrally located. Good area to watch people, shop, and eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a roman style building which has been transformed into a Catholic church. Its handpainted murals are breathtaking. When I first visited it years ago it inspired me to name my daughter Madeleine in remembrance of this beautiful and holy place.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Somehow it never gets tiring to see the architecture and paintings. I think this is not as grand as Notre Dame but also worth seeing!

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

La Place de la Madeleine is very busy during the day, but at night, it because something else completely. Just a beautiful area of Paris for another night walk. While you are there, take the time to visit La Madeleine church.

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Lord Howe Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We watched the Bastille Day celebrations from here, which was a bit out of the way of most of the crowds, but still great atmosphere

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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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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.