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A beautiful church built by Napoleon in honor of his troops.
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Place de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris, France
Opéra / Bourse
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+33 1 44 51 69 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning architecture and history here! Marvel at this beautiful structure and inside is even better! Do yourself a favour and attend an event here

Thank Bec B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked tickets for Mozart’s Requiem (there’s no need to buy in advance as the seating is unreserved and the venue is huge - half full at best - you can buy on the door). The church is beautiful and the atmosphere is lovely. From...More

Thank markpilks
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Madeleine or St Mary of Magdelene is a stunning Greek style tribute in Paris built for Napoleon. A church inside it is incredibly decorated and carved all very stunning. Well worth a visit as the outer facade is nothing compared to the inside.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amidst the urban hassle, and surrounded by restaurant in works on the building and around, the Greek temple on the outside and working church inside is worthwhile when you are visiting Paris. In comparison with many churches the church is wide, without supporting arches. Also...More

Thank JohnSt_2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Madeleine, known in English as the Church of St Mary Magdalene, is one of Napoleon's most spectacular creations. The Emperor aimed to turn Paris into a capital worth of his empire. The Madeleine is built in neo Classical style, it's certainly grand, even though...More

1  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 8 September 2018

An incredibly ornate yet peaceful environment. A great place to visit to be surrounded by wonderful architecture while being alone with your thoughts in such a peaceful setting. Located in a really nice neighborhood and you will be near other Paris attractions. Admission is free...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Built like a classical Greek temple the Church is impressive from outside, but inside it is very dark and Disappointing.only redeeming thing is the big organ on which you may hear somebody playing sometimes.

Thank Birte L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Such a beautiful and historically-significant church, located in the heart of Paris and elevated as a living monument to show its classical beauty. The acoustics are incredible and the place is unique. A wonderful venue.

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church especially the interior. Grand pillars all around. Free entry. Easily accessible to other Paris attractions.

1  Thank Alex G
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We saw this building quite a few times and it resembled an Acropolis style building. Then we were walking and came across it and I just have to say wow! It’s an immense and awesome building and I wish I could have witnessed a service...More

Thank Daniel A
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Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle
époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades,
and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here,
modern day workers continue to take advantage of the
legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th
century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and
cinemas sit side by side with French bistros
predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
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Scenic30781
21 February 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!
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bahar686868
20 September 2017|
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Response from Lydia B | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is open every day 9:30 am to 7 pm.
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bahar686868
20 September 2017|
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Response from cleyes1939 |
The church is usually open daily. I don't know the exact hours but at least from 8 am to 6 pm and later if there any concert or event. If there is a wedding in progress, that would be a great time. A wedding here is... More
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