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

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

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Beautiful building

We just stumbled upon La Madeleine while taking a stroll and luckily was able to see a concert. Beautiful place for a concert. Amazing architecture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Paul R
Dayton, Texas
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Dayton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just stumbled upon La Madeleine while taking a stroll and luckily was able to see a concert. Beautiful place for a concert. Amazing architecture.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can make a nice beautiful walk in this area, nice boutiques cafes and French people))) nice Parisien area. Notice: better in summer

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A huge church located at the heart of Paris. A short 10 minute walk from the Paris Opera, I love the location with fantastic stores, like Fauchons and Laduree. The facade is amazing and from the front you can walk towards concorde and the Seine.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Walking through the gates and up the stairs between the hugh columns is very impressive. This is a beautiful historic building in need of restoration so that you can appreciate the beautiful colours staturs, corniches, paintings and murals. It is dark inside and throughout the church you can feel the underlying beauty. The dome above the alter is gorgeous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place to visit and wonder into. To feel the grandeur of this standing monument and walk up the stairs and between the huge pillars. Just breath taking!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An imposing building from the outside, with impressive columns and statues of saints, inside it is dark and cool. Although renovation work was occurring during my visit, it was still a lovely place. The Altar piece of Mary and Angels is impressive, as it the fresco painted in the dome above the Altar. Indeed, the decorative work throughout the church... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing, though I cannot blame my reaction on the massive reconstruction it's going through. Historically important, but not impressive. You HAVE to go to the basilica of Saint Denis, outside of Paris, but easily accessible on the metro 13. So much more important historically, since the the 8th century, and containing the remains of nearly all French monarchs, including... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily found this last minute, Hayden, Concerto pour Trompette and Mozart, Symphonie 40 Requiem. Performance by Orchestre Shelios and Le Choeur de Paris. Both groups of young musicians, playing wonderful pieces, with a great sound, in such a beautiful church, very blessed to have attended. The alter is stone carvings of Mary with several angels gathered around her. Many other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is a quiet and pne of the oldest Church in Paris. We love it because you can feel the presence of Mary the mother while you are there.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The building is iconic and every bit as majestic as I had expected. We came to a Vivaldi concert which was memorable and so go if you have a chance. Top tip though, sit near the front. We were half way back, excellent view still, but the echos round the church made it difficult to listen to at times. Doors... More 

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