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Review of La Madeleine

La Madeleine
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Owner description: A beautiful church built by Napoleon in honor of his troops.
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is one of the standout places in Paris that you should go and see. If you can there are often musical pieces played in this location and the sound is amazing. Grab an evening to listen to classical music in a classical venue.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

It would be impossible to miss this church. It's so big and imposing and right in the middle of a large roundabout!
Compared to many of the other churches in Paris, the exterior is very ornate, it reminded me of some of the buildings in Rome and Athens rather than a French church. You can get some amazing pictures of the columns at the front and the side by standing on each of the corners.
Inside is very peaceful and tranquil. There were hardly any other visitors when we were there, which allowed us to walk slowly around. The ceiling inside is also very impressive and decorative.
There is plenty to do in the area, so I'd certainly recommend spending a couple of hours nearby and visiting the church, which is free to get in, when in Paris.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The church is stunning in its scale and we were lucky enough to hear a free concert given by Redland High School for Girls from Bristol on February 11. The sound of the girls' voices soared and filled the impressive building with wonderful singing. They were excellent. A very memorable visit. Well worth trying to arrange a visit when a concert is going on. There is a notice on the church railings detailing what's on.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Every time I am in Paris, I make my way to visit this church. I love the architecture, the columns, the interior of the church is one of a kind. The altar is breathtaking, I haven't had a chance to attend a mass here but hopefully on my next visit I can. I recommend this church to anyone, there are a lot of places to see after. La Maison du Miel, Laduree, Fauchon, Rue St. Honore are not far away.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Wanted to sample the church setting and attended a Paris string ensemble concert performed in the sanctuary. Lovely setting, uncomfortable seating, a great way to sample the local culture.

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