Place de la Madeleine

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Paris , France
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Ringed by fine-food shops, place de la Madeleine is named after the 19th-century neoclassical church at its centre, the Église de la Madeleine . Constructed in the style of a massive Greek temple, ‘La Madeleine’ was consecrated in 1842 after almost a century of design changes and construction delays.

The church is a popular venue for classical-music concerts (some free); check the posters outside or the website for dates.

The monumental staircase on the south side affords one of the city’s most quintessential Parisian panoramas: down rue Royale to place de la Concorde and its obelisk and across the Seine to the Assemblée Nationale. The gold dome of the Invalides appears in the background.