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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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  • La Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It is built in the Neo-Classical style and dedicated to Mary Magdalene. Religious services are held daily and we had the hon...  more »
  • Another Parisian, astonishes for the grandeur of the building, surrounded by important streets and shops
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  • I had read about this church and came upon it unknowingly. We walked in and my breath was immediately taken away at the inspiring alter. The Angels to either side of Mary Magdalene each had wings that...  more »
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  • If you walk along the Rue Royale from Place de la Concord, you will see this wonderful landmark building. Most of the tourist take a few minutes for photo there.
  • .....Neo hellenic architecture of the nineteenth century I think .. colonnades, scuptures ................... The interior reflects by itself the liturgical dramaturgy of the Catholic Church ... statues. ... tombs ... crucifix .. religious images ... frescoes ... the organ case ... Apology to the magdalena of the gospels. ...........Therefore by this means the error of Jacob will be atoned for, and this is all the fruit [when] he takes away his sin, when he makes all the stones of the altar like chalkstones that have been pulverized, so that the sacred poles and the incense stands will not rise up.................
  • The best part of this church is the inside without a doubt. Many churches in Paris are incredible from the outside and quite nice inside but this one leaves you a bit in aw. There was a choir singing inside as well as plenty of information about the church.
  • Beautiful church with exquisite decoration. The sculpture in the altar was the piece I enjoyed the most. I lit a candle there in honor of my mother. She'd have loved it in here.
  • Stunning church. A hidden gem that is worth a visit.