Église de la Madeleine | Celebration

Nativity scene at the Madeleine church

December 2019 - February 2020

Place de la Madeleine - 75008 Paris

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

Crèche de Noël, santons © OTCP - Amélie Dupont


During the end-of year festive season, visitors can admire a Nativity scene at the Madeleine church. It can be classic with traditional santons or more contemporary as imagined by an artist, a designer or a sculptor. This year, a contemporary work called Arrivée là"by the artist Raphaël De Villiers.


All public

Prices and times

Everyday, 9.30am - 7pm.

Église de la Madeleine

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.

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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.

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