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L'Église de la Madeleine
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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
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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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