Place of worship

Église de la Madeleine

Place de la Madeleine - 75008 Paris

Opéra - Grands Boulevards, Saint-Lazare - 8e Arrondissement


The Eglise de la Madeleine is situated between Place de la Concorde and the Palais Garnier opera house, in Haussmannian Paris. Its construction started in 1764 and finished in 1842. Its appearance is atypical of that of a religious building, in the form of a Greek temple without any crosses or bell-towers. Napoleon wanted it to be a pantheon in honor of his armies. Before entering through the two monumental bronze doors, you can admire the Corinthian columns which surround the building. Inside, there are sculpture, paintings and the famous neo-Byzantine mosaic created by Charles-Joseph Lameire. The magnificant church organ was designed by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. Throughout the year, both day and night, the church programmes quality classical music concerts.


View from Madeleine to the Palais Bourbon.

Architectural style

  • Neo classique


  • Arts décoratifs
  • Histoire
  • Mosaïques
  • Orgue
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Free entry.

Guided tour

Information and booking on +33 (0) 1 44 51 69 00


Free entry.

Free for young people and children

Free entry.

Opening times

Open every day from 9.30am to 7pm.

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Église de la Madeleine

Place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 51 69 00

  • Subway - Madeleine
  • RER - Auber
  • Bus - 42, 43, 52, 84, 94

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Accessibility information

- Handicap moteur : présence d'un élévateur pour aller dans l'église.

Place of worship in the same district: Opéra - Grands Boulevards Saint-Lazare

Place of worship in the same arrondissement: 8th arrondissement

Place of worship in Paris and in the Paris Region: Place of worship

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