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La Madeleine, Paris

(4.4/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
features one of the best-known churches in Paris: la Madeleine. The church is designed in the style of a Corinthian order Classical temple. Construction on the church began in 1764, although it was not consecrated until 1845. The plaza is known for its specialty food stores, including chocolate shops, and has many cafes. Arrange your visit to La Madeleine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paris using our Paris trip builder.
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  • Is reminiscent of Greece Temple is surrounded on all sides by Corinthian style columns building churches, visited in the morning, but the gate opened as 9:30 punctuality. The majestic altar statue of "Saint Madeleine" was impressive.
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  • This church in the heart of the city of Paris is certainly impressive for its size and architecture. The magnificent interior with details that show the history of this country and of the Catholic Church. Well-traveled deserves some time and patience. There is no parking at the metro and good choice.
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  • This mammoth church is dark and a bit sinister. Monumental architecture that just leaves me cold. Neighborhood full of expensive shops, some very famous. Some good art galleries nearby.  more »