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La Madeleine, Paris
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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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  • Fairly close to the place de la Concorde, it stands the Church of the Madeleine. It has an imposing building and its architectural details reminiscent of Greek temples. Capitals of style Corinthian, with its typical leaves of anacanto and the pediment with sculptures that represent the trial end. The interior is impressive, in Baroque style, which is a contrast to the neoclassical style of the exterior. What might stand out more is the great organ, one of whose most illustrious performers has been the composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Visit essential for architecture lovers, couples or family.
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  • Gorgeous building in the grand style architectural neo-classical french; same time that the strong Place of the harmony. There are churches that make you want to collect, to meditate, to linger. The Church of the Madeleine doesn't this effect; It's all in the outdoor Majesty. In my opinion, it is more of a scene than a place of worship. The bustle of traffic all around does not improve things. On the other hand, we are very happy to go to a concert.
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  • La Madeleine on the outside is a Greek temple, with some impressive Corinthian columns and a large pediment depicting the last judgment. When you enter what is striking is the gloom and austerity, just there are figures, etc. Everything is dark, the marble walls, ceilings, everything. Perhaps that is what makes it different. It is located in the shopping area more expensive from Paris and 10 minutes from the Louvre. Well worth a visit and a tour of the surrounding area.
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