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
Entry costs for la Madeleine Paris
Website for la Madeleine Paris