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Address: Place de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris, France
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+33 1 44 51 69 00

A beautiful church built by Napoleon in honor of his troops.

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A warm and inviting church

While in Paris, we attended Sunday Mass. The church is warm and welcoming. Exiting the church offers striking and dramatic views, of the opera house, framed by the door. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lisa D
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While in Paris, we attended Sunday Mass. The church is warm and welcoming. Exiting the church offers striking and dramatic views, of the opera house, framed by the door. The stairs (off to the sides) to the entrance have been turned into a lush flower garden...ingenious!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was on way to Opera Garnier and decided to take a detour and see this church. So glad we did. Very beautiful architecturally. Lovely place to just sit and contemplate.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two visits for us, first to view the church and later to attend a concert. Church has little stained glass (possibly none - I didn't see any) but a lot of sculptures. It is HUGE inside and has an amazing acoustic - or so I thought. The piped music we heard first at Mass sounded wonderful. Returning in the evening... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool building, unfortunately didn't get to go inside but it's a stunning piece of architecture. I wouldn't go out of the way to see it but it's still quite insane how people back then could build something like this.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge imposing neoclassical church with good classical concert programme. We heard very good Puccini mass here by conservatoire from Grand Nancy. Not sure about the acoustics though as very big and hard for choir to project the sound clearly.

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a must see but it's really nice church. I would feel bad if I didn't see it. The sculptures and architecture are great. The whole scale of the thing (it's big, really big) makes a huge impact on the viewer. It's nearby other tourist sites so it's quite easy to fit it in your day plan. Strongly recommanded.

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Torreon, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an incredible Roman monument on the outside, but the inside is a beautiful catholic church. Not so crowdy, just a few blocks from the Place of la Concorde. Its worth visiting !

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place for a concert of classical music. Such a beautiful place. Be warned, however, in winter there is no heat at night in the place. Dress warm!

Thank rdeanr
San Gwann, Malta
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many luxury shops, including luxury food shops, Maille, Fauchon, Laduree, Maxim and much more. Also jewellery and watch establishments, fashion and cafes and restaurants. Lovely fashionable area.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

What seems to be an old (Greek?) temple, is now an impressive church. Well preserved, well located, near the Place de la Concorde, it is free to access and not crowdy.

Thank Joumana H

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