Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Ile-de-France  /  Paris  /  La Madeleine

La Madeleine, Paris

#15 of 214 in Historic Sites in Paris
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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 overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
Create an itinerary including La Madeleine
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

La Madeleine reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,228 reviews
  • The Church was considered the most prestigious wedding venue in Paris after Notre-Dame. So now it is probably number 1. Madeleine is an abbreviated Mary Magdalene, who, according to legend, ended her....  more »
  • The church gives a special vibe here. You can clearly witness the Greek style architecture from the outside. The church is beautiful and quite big!  more »
  • 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.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance