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La Madeleine

Place de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 44 51 69 00
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A beautiful church built by Napoleon in honor of his troops.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Place de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris, France
Opera / Bourse
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Rising up like an ancient Roman temple, this church commissioned by Napoleon is a striking presence in a ritzy part of Paris just up the road from the Louvre. From the outside it looks like a piece of historic Roman architecture more than a church...More

Thank Kiwicraig78
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Madeleine was built as a piece of latterday Napoleonic bombast by Napoleon to the glory of his troops and the French Army in general. This was before the Battle of Waterloo! The Madeleine involved in the name of the building is Mary Magdalene and...More

1  Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Eglise de la Madeleine is situated between Place de la Concorde and the Palais Garnier opera house, in Haussmannian Paris. Its construction started in 1764 and finished in 1842. Its appearance is atypical of that of a religious building, in the form of a...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

This is a pretty church in a city filled with remarkable churches. It's not really worth going out if your way to see.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed October 27, 2017

You can't miss La Madeleine when you are in the area because it rises up like a giant Roman temple before your eyes. It's quite amazing and looks like something out of a movie about Roman/Greek gods. Of course it's not a movie set, it's...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Beautiful building set in a great area of Paris. It is worth spending a few moments here. It is being refurbished at the moment but it stills enchants.

Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Half the fun is getting there, so much traffic. Inside is beautiful.

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

We were just walking along the street and could not believe ours eyes when we seen this beautiful building in front of us. Unfortunately it was getting some form of renovation and we could not go in which was a shame as it's so beautiful.

Thank holiday032
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We had wanted to show this wonderful building to our guest. It is a church that is different architecturally from almost all the rest of the churches in Paris. Having visited many times, I will say it is worth the time to enter and look...More

4  Thank mitch w
Reviewed August 31, 2017

The area is top notch by all standards , beautiful cafes and restaurants around the church , safe and convenient since convenient and within proximity to every where. 2 - 3 minutes walk and you are shopping at Printemps or Lafayette and 7-8 minutes you...More

1  Thank AOmeiri
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
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September 20, 2017|
Response from Lydia B | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is open every day 9:30 am to 7 pm.
September 20, 2017|
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Response from cleyes1939 |
The church is usually open daily. I don't know the exact hours but at least from 8 am to 6 pm and later if there any concert or event. If there is a wedding in progress, that would be a great time. A wedding here is... More
September 5, 2017|
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