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L'Église de la Madeleine
Paris Top 8 in Stunning Lookouts

192 Reviews
Historical ArchitectureChurch
Liked by 4
Closed Open from 9:30am-7:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 hour
Address: Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
Phone: +33-1-44516900

What people are saying:

I really love this church! Although it is not as famous as Notre-Dame, I find it beautiful and love how the steps are covered in flowers during the spring/summer. I often grab a sandwich and eat it on the steps, as you have a view down Rue Royale and onto Place de la Concorde. Entrance is free so in the summer it's a good place to cool off.

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4.4/5Very Good
  • VadimM67
    Madrid, Spain

    Part of UNESCO World Heritage site Banks of the Seine....

    The Church was considered the most prestigious wedding venue in Paris after Notre-Dame. So now it is probably number 1. Madeleine is an abbreviated Mary Magdalene, who, according to legend, ended her ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1600598592000+0800)/
  • MixaylB
    Hazmieh, Mount Lebanon Governorate

    Hellenic style

    The church gives a special vibe here. You can clearly witness the Greek style architecture from the outside. The church is beautiful and quite big!

    Reviewed on /Date(1600545792000+0800)/
  • Dimitris L
    Dimitris L
    Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

    Impressive building

    We walked past La Madeleine several times during our stay in Paris, as our hotel was near by. It is a classical building,with its distinctive Corinthian columns. The original aim was for this building...

    Reviewed on /Date(1600124768000+0800)/
  • Thomas V
    Thomas V
    Oakland, California

    Historic Church

    A very historic church from the era of Napoleon. It is very grand and in the middle of one of the centers of town with traffic all around and a major intersection of Metro lines. Some classic food s...

    Reviewed on /Date(1599236976000+0800)/
  • Albywon
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Completely OTT...I love it!

    Visiting today, first time since May 2017 when I attended a concert here. Lots of Covid-19 signs with every other seat blocked off. The interior is without peer, Grand in every way. The organist was p...

    Reviewed on /Date(1595195436000+0800)/

Additional Information


Constructed as a temple to glorify Napoleon and his army, Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris functions as a Roman Catholic church while arranging free concerts for the public. Construction began in 1764 but went through several setbacks. After the French Revolution, Napoleon re initiated construction, and the neo-Classical construct opened in 1842. The designers gathered inspiration from antique temples and encompassed the building with 52 Corinthian columns. Churchgoers celebrate mass daily, and free concerts occur twice a month on Sunday afternoons. The concerts incorporate baroque music, chamber music, symphony orchestras and organ recitals.
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