We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (2,000)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“greek temple”(46 reviews)
“mary magdalene”(25 reviews)
A beautiful church built by Napoleon in honor of his troops.
Place de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 44 51 69 00
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience La Madeleine
from US$79.81
More Info
from US$26.60
More Info
from US$167.72
More Info
from US$257.94
More Info
Reviews (2,086)
Filter reviews
572 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews greek temple beautiful church mary magdalene corinthian columns neo classical style bronze doors ten commandments classical concert pipe organ old church notre dame worth a visit heart of paris architecture maille napoleon hediard
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 572 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paris has a lot to see, including a lot of churches. If you have the time make sure to visit La Madeleline. While it may not look like a church on the outside, due to its unique construction history, the inside is as equally unique...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Madeleine is a central location in Paris with many brand stories, like Dior,Gucci and others. Nice restaurants and god transportation to go in and out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zbyg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Napoleon got this one started as a neighborhood church. Now it's monumental icon, a focal point of an area where several boulevards come together. Very dark inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 16 December 2018

This is a wonderful site to visit in Paris. It is a huge building that looks like a classic Greek temple with tall Corinthian columns all around. The formal name of this Roman Catholic church is L'église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, but it is usually referred to as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luciafernandez62
Reviewed 8 December 2018

A concert by Les Violons de France feat. Cécile Besnard was a memorable experience. La Madeleine chuch is very beautiful. The sheer size alone would make an impression but it was lovely on the inside too. Loved the statue on top of the altar and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ariel-Scarlett
Reviewed 5 December 2018

We have been to Paris about 20 times and finally went here. First of all it is undergoing a long overdue exterior cleaning. What a difference it makes. The interior is another story. Quite impressive and very clean.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

I went past this twice in a taxi and having visited the Pantheon in Rome felt compelled to visit. Very glad I made the decision to visit as it is simply stunning from an architectural perspective and even more breathtaking inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ivorwhittle
Reviewed 15 November 2018

The architecture of the building is fascinating. The interior art honors Napoleon and the armies of France with unique paintings and structures. It was used for many different venues including a catholic church once. The lower level is a mausoleum with the graves of prominent...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 10 November 2018

La Madeleine is a gorgeous church built by Napoleon in the name of his troops. The structure is nice from external appearance while the internal parts are also worth to have a look while you are visiting this area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 9 November 2018

I recently went on a trip to Paris and re-visited La Madeleine. The visit also rekindled a funny story about the art-nouveau public women’s restrooms that used to be available there. (They have now been closed for several years.) The restrooms were located between the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CPaM68
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,822 nearby hotels
Fauchon L'hotel Paris
72 reviews
.09 km away
Hotel Madeleine Plaza
757 reviews
.10 km away
Amarante Beau Manoir Hotel
333 reviews
.13 km away
Hotel de Seze
452 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 20,174 nearby restaurants
Caviar Kaspia
204 reviews
.08 km away
La Maison de la Truffe Madeleine
711 reviews
.08 km away
Lucas Carton
723 reviews
.10 km away
1,016 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5,652 nearby attractions
Pinacotheque de Paris
278 reviews
.12 km away
Maison de la Truffe
97 reviews
.08 km away
Boutique Maille
145 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
21 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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!
20 September 2017|
Response from Lydia B | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is open every day 9:30 am to 7 pm.
20 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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