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Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris France
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Comprehensive Paris Collection: 9 podcast walks to discover the city
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Comprehensive Paris Collection: 9 podcast walks to discover the city

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Love podcasts? You'll love our immersive walking tour of Paris!<br><br>The digital audio guide can be downloaded anytime directly on your smartphone!<br><br>We've teamed up with expert historians, storytellers and influencers to give you a unique and engaging experience of Paris!<br><br>Embark on a Parisian adventure discovering the main highlights and hidden gems of the city thanks to 9 audio guides to lead the way!<br><br>We will discover some of Paris's most iconic landmarks as well as taking you off the beaten track and away from the crowds to discover some of the lesser known places!<br><br>The self-guided audio tours have been designed with a diverse set of interests for the culturally curious. You'll be able to discover: The Latin Quarters, the Louvre and Tuileries, Sainte-Chapelle, the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Montmartre, an Instagram Tour of Ile de la Cité, the Eiffel Tower and a tour on Parisien architecture!<br><br>You really will see it all on these eye-opening tours of the 'City of Light'.
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Vadim wrote a review Sep 2020
Murmansk, Russia17,841 contributions2,160 helpful votes
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The Church was considered the most prestigious wedding venue in Paris after Notre-Dame. So now it is probably number 1. Madeleine is an abbreviated Mary Magdalene, who, according to legend, ended her earthly life on the territory of France, as Dan Brown wrote so fascinatingly in his bestseller "The da Vinci Code". The Church is associated with the name of Napoleon, but it is fair to say that construction began in 1764 under Louis XV. It was suspended in 1790 due to the revolution. If the revolution did not need religion at all, then the military dictatorship of Napoleon did, but in a specific sense. The "little corporal", who by that time had become the Emperor, ordered to demolish everything that had been built before him and create a Church dedicated to the Grand army, taking as a model the ancient Square house in Nimes. The Madeleine was much larger than the Maison de Carre built in Nimes.Madeleine didn`t evoke associations with Maison de Carre, seen for 2 years before. Maybe because of the high pedestal of the latter. The Church was completed in 1842. The Church doesn`t cause awe. All very pompous. Perhaps Bonaparte's militaristic spirit has not evaporated....But La Madeleine is a part of UNESCO World Heritage site Banks of the Seine....
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Date of experience: October 2019
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MixaylB wrote a review Sep 2020
Hazmieh, Lebanon428 contributions64 helpful votes
The church gives a special vibe here. You can clearly witness the Greek style architecture from the outside. The church is beautiful and quite big!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dimitris L wrote a review Sep 2020
Sydney, Australia16,959 contributions58,361 helpful votes
We walked past La Madeleine several times during our stay in Paris, as our hotel was near by. It is a classical building,with its distinctive Corinthian columns. The original aim was for this building to be a sort of triumphal reminder of Napoleon's army. It ended up being a church. And it is a really magnificent building.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Thomas V wrote a review Sep 2020
Oakland, California9,939 contributions1,857 helpful votes
A very historic church from the era of Napoleon. It is very grand and in the middle of one of the centers of town with traffic all around and a major intersection of Metro lines. Some classic food shops around. But inside is very dark and dreary, almost in need of a cleaning.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Albywon wrote a review Jul 2020
Sydney, Australia11,635 contributions1,070 helpful votes
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Visiting today, first time since May 2017 when I attended a concert here. Lots of Covid-19 signs with every other seat blocked off. The interior is without peer, Grand in every way. The organist was practicing when we visited. - it was awesome.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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