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Address: Place de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris, France
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+33 1 44 51 69 00

A beautiful church built by Napoleon in honor of his troops.

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So many luxury shops, including luxury food shops, Maille, Fauchon, Laduree, Maxim and much more. Also jewellery and watch establishments, fashion and cafes and restaurants... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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San Gwann, Malta
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So many luxury shops, including luxury food shops, Maille, Fauchon, Laduree, Maxim and much more. Also jewellery and watch establishments, fashion and cafes and restaurants. Lovely fashionable area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What seems to be an old (Greek?) temple, is now an impressive church. Well preserved, well located, near the Place de la Concorde, it is free to access and not crowdy.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This impressive building is a Neo-Classical style Catholic church reminiscent of a Greek of Roman temple. It is located on the square of the same name and, while originally it was built to celebrate the achievements of Napoleon's armies, it is a parish church dedicated to Mary Magdalene. Fifty-two Corinthian columns surround the building, which is crowned by three domes.... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It is built in the Neo-Classical style and dedicated to Mary Magdalene. Religious services are held daily and we had the honor to listen to one which impressed me a lot.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read about this church and came upon it unknowingly. We walked in and my breath was immediately taken away at the inspiring alter. The Angels to either side of Mary Magdalene each had wings that must have been at least 6 feet long (not wing span). It was so unusual and unexpected. Just a lovely church and worth... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

gastronomic destination in Paris------home to gourmet foods from Fauchon and Ediard........also the locus of the famous church built during the reign of Napoleon

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst Notre Dame is the well known must see Cathedral, this church with it's green roof is a super piece of architecture a short walk from Place de la Concorde worth a visit. With it's huge columns at it's entrance it could easily be located in more southern European countries .

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fresque on the coupole that features God and Napoléon together... To enjoy the nice church interior, an excellent thing is to pick some of the night music concert events at La Madeleine. That night was Bach's Saint John Passion. Ticket at the venue or (better) on the internet.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this church to see a friend's son singing with his school choir, it was a lovely location for a concert!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This marvelous church is fabulous inside. Very beautiful. One of my favourite places. Was lucky to hear a visiting choir singing which added to the atmosphere of this church.

Thank Theresa P

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