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A beautiful church built by Napoleon in honor of his troops.
Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately the exterior was almost completely under renovations during our visit so we couldn't appreciate it as much as most but it's still very impressive.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

Impressing and a must see in the beautifull City Paris. The interior is truly amazing. And the pillars are so big.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank JanLinksGroningen
Reviewed April 3, 2019

Not my favorite church since it is so dark and austere inside. Built by Napoleon and placed on a strategic intersection in the Parisian style of placing monuments where the boulevards come together. Visit the public bathrooms outside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 8, 2019

Each time I pass massive La Madeleine, I stop to admire its architecture, which I consider to be the most unusual for a church in Paris. Patterned after a Greek temple, the structure was originally designed to be a monument to Napoleon's army. But after...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Rumples
Reviewed March 2, 2019

We purchased tickets on Classictix.com for a Vivaldi concert in this Church last month. It turned out to be the highlight of our week in Paris. The Church itself is beautiful. We arrived about 30 minutes early to get good seats. The seats themselves aren't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank MargaretRobbins
Reviewed February 24, 2019

La Madeleine is an early 19th-century church at Place de la Madeleine in the 8th district of Paris. It has a strategic position in a straight line through Place de la Concorde to Assemblee Nationale and is a monumental building that is well worth visiting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Surprisingly there wasn’t a large crowd on the day of our visit. I went there on the Black Paris Tour and found out this is the church where Josephine Baker’s funeral was held. There aren’t any windows in the church except at the top. It’s...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Latrese J
Reviewed February 8, 2019

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 February 5, 2019

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
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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.