Place de la Madeleine
Église de la Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine is named after the 19th-century neoclassical church at its centre, the Église de la Madeleine. Constructed in the...
During the belle époque, Maxim's bistro was the most glamorous place to be in the capital. The restaurant has lost much of its cachet...
Kiosque Théâtre Madeleine
Pick up half-price tickets for same-day performances of ballet, opera and music at this freestanding kiosk.
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Place de la Madeleine information
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.