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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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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