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La Madeleine, Paris

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#15 of 215 in Historic Sites in Paris
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Church
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features one of the best-known churches in Paris: la Madeleine. The church is designed in the style of a Corinthian order Classical temple. Construction on the church began in 1764, although it was not consecrated until 1845. The plaza is known for its specialty food stores, including chocolate shops, and has many cafes. Planning Paris trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • It does indeed look like ancient Rome, but don't be fooled as La Madeleine is a big 19th Century church built to serve the neighborhood. I found it quite dark inside; not my favorite. 
    It does indeed look like ancient Rome, but don't be fooled as La Madeleine is a big 19th Century church built to serve the neighborhood. I found it quite dark inside; not my favorite.  more »
  • This church has always been very dark and gloomy on visits.. It looks like an ancient Greek temple or government building, very imposing. Set in a busy yet cold square with a lot of traffic. If... 
    This church has always been very dark and gloomy on visits.. It looks like an ancient Greek temple or government building, very imposing. Set in a busy yet cold square with a lot of traffic. If...  more »
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  • Monumental historical building. Too often skipped as unknown, it's absolutely worth a visit. A private parking by the hour is available underground
  • Once again thanks to Napoleon,in present day this church was designed in its present form as a temple to the glory of his army.Together with the banks of the Sein river,it is protected under UNESCO.Built in 1807 and completed in 1828.At the beginning it was named by Napoleon 'Temple to the Glory of the Great Army.

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