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la Madeleine Paris

March 14th, 2009 by paris

Located in the Place de la Madeleine, this Roman temple styled landmark is a real gem.

Construction began on la Madeline Paris in 1806, but it wasn’t until 1842 that la Madeline Paris became a consecrated church.

As you enter la Madeleine Paris on the left hand side you will see a famous linked sculpture by Francois Rude, his Le Bapteme du Christ is beautifully rendered.

On entering, if you climb up the 28 steps of the facade, you will be able to the see rue Royale, the place de la Concorde, and across the Seine, the dome of the Hotel des Invalides.

Remember to respect those praying or in meditation, this is a working church.

They have a wonderful choir and organ recital accompanying the mass on Sunday at 11am, dress tastefully, and (unless you stand at the back), you really should stay for the whole mass if you want to experience this.

There is a market on the side of Madeleine Tuesday and Friday mornings, an ideal way to get picnic provisions and then eat them in the nearby Jardin des Tuileries

Opening times for la Madeline Paris

Monday – Saturday 9am – 7pm

Sunday 8am – 1.30pm and then 3.30 – 7pm

How to get to la Madeline Paris

Metro: Madeleine

Entry costs for la Madeleine Paris

Free entry

Website for la Madeleine Paris

www.eglise-lamadeleine.com

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  • 1 alvaro Medina Nov 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Je arrivea Paris le Dimanche 22 November a quel heur il y a misas , mass a La Madeleine ? Nous adore cet eglise
    mercy