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Place de la Madeleine

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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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Busy square

One of the better squares in Paris. A lot of shops and restaurants. Busy streets around it; not just cars but also pedestrian.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

One of the better squares in Paris. A lot of shops and restaurants. Busy streets around it; not just cars but also pedestrian.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

still one of the most impressive squares in town ... these days some shops around the square are under renovation ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This place looks kinda run down, not so well maintained, but the whole place says it all. The main altar has wax designs in it so theres not a lot of work needed as they are fragile. It doesnt look like a church from the outside. Highlight is the altar and background made of wax. I like the way they... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This has for so many been the heart of Paris, the part of town that stands as a testament to Gallic pride, and this space still reverberates with the love of all Parisians.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Named for the church that stands in the center of the square, Place de la Madeleine in the 8th Arrondissement features upscale shops, many with a focus on food. I often go to Fauchon (No. 24-26) to peruse its deli and pastries and sometimes to pick up a bottle of wine. Chocolates frequently go home with me as gifts for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Lovely cafes & upmarket shops make this a nice place to stop by. Have breakfast at the cafe Madeleine & then buy caviar in the nearby shop!! Nice upmarket area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The Place de la Madeleine is a large square named after the magnificent church, which is situated right in the middle of the square. There is a great view of the Place de la Concorde and its Egyptian obelisk from the steps of the Madeleine Church. The street in front of the church is also a great spot to view... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

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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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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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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