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A beautiful church built by Napoleon in honor of his troops.
Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 44 51 69 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very impressive church. Approaching this building you would not thing it was a church as it was more like Baalbeck in Lebanon. Massve pillars outside a very large building make this an impressive sight. One of the highlights of Paris and very central.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Martin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church of La Madeleine, built in the form of a Greek temple in the 19th century, it commands a nice position near the Tuileries garden.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Paris has a lot to see, including a lot of churches. If you have the time make sure to visit La Madeleline. While it may not look like a church on the outside, due to its unique construction history, the inside is as equally unique...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed December 24, 2018

La Madeleine is a central location in Paris with many brand stories, like Dior,Gucci and others. Nice restaurants and god transportation to go in and out.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

Napoleon got this one started as a neighborhood church. Now it's monumental icon, a focal point of an area where several boulevards come together. Very dark inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed December 16, 2018

This is a wonderful site to visit in Paris. It is a huge building that looks like a classic Greek temple with tall Corinthian columns all around. The formal name of this Roman Catholic church is L'église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, but it is usually referred to as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018

A concert by Les Violons de France feat. Cécile Besnard was a memorable experience. La Madeleine chuch is very beautiful. The sheer size alone would make an impression but it was lovely on the inside too. Loved the statue on top of the altar and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ariel-Scarlett
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We have been to Paris about 20 times and finally went here. First of all it is undergoing a long overdue exterior cleaning. What a difference it makes. The interior is another story. Quite impressive and very clean.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

I went past this twice in a taxi and having visited the Pantheon in Rome felt compelled to visit. Very glad I made the decision to visit as it is simply stunning from an architectural perspective and even more breathtaking inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ivorwhittle
Reviewed November 15, 2018

The architecture of the building is fascinating. The interior art honors Napoleon and the armies of France with unique paintings and structures. It was used for many different venues including a catholic church once. The lower level is a mausoleum with the graves of prominent...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lawrence V
February 14, 2019|
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Response from Jeffry B | Reviewed this property |
This is an historic church, I'd say around half an hour at the most to see what you need to see.
February 20, 2018|
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Response from maltese632017 | Reviewed this property |
Ye,s smart casual, like everywhere in Paris. You don't have to overdo it but you need to look clean and respectable!
September 20, 2017|
Response from Lydia B | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is open every day 9:30 am to 7 pm.