Address: 14, rue de Surene / Place de la Madeleine, Paris 8
Hours: Church is open everyday from 9:30 am – 7 pm
Phone: 01 44 51 69 00
La Madeleine Church of Paris is located in an upscale neighbourhood, near Place de la Concorde and Rue St. Honore. The construction of La Madeleine began in 1764 by the order of Louis XV. Due to dispute over its design, the construction was halted a few times over the years.
In 1806, Napoleon decided to model this incomplete structure after a Greek Temple, honouring his Grand Army but instead decided to dedicate Arc de Triomphe to them.
Under the reign or Louis XVIII in 1816 , he made La Madeleine became a memorial church to the Royal family that was guillotined during the French Revolution. The work still continued on La Madeleine from 1828 – 1842
52 columns measuring 23 meter high surround this lovely monument. Inside you can find beautiful sculptures as well.
Around Place de la Madeleine, indulge yourself with treats at Fauchon, an upscale market.