Église de la Madeleine | Celebration

Christmas masses at the Madeleine Church

from 24 December 2019 to 25 December 2020

Place de la Madeleine - 75008 Paris

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

Illuminations de Noël, Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris © OTCP - Fabian Charaffi


The Madeleine church is a place of worship, very popular for its religious celebrations, and also a cultural venue with classical and sacred music concerts. Naturally, it has an excellent programme of quality musical and festive events for Christmas.

On 24 December 2017

- 9:30pm: doors open

- 10:00 pm: vigil and evening Mass

On 25 December 2017

- 11:00am: solemn verses

- 6:00pm: mass

Saturday 16 December, 8.30pm: Concert with a Slovak choir. Sacred songs, traditional Slovak songs and Christmas carols.

Monday 18 December, 4pm: Concert byThe King's School Chester and the Schola Cantorum Christmas carols: Rutter, Rossetti Lauridsen, Harvey

Wednesday 20 December, 4pm: Cours Florent Christmas concert

‘Messe Brevis Sancti Johanis de Deo’ by J. Haydn, traditional Christmas carols

Laurent Austry, musicaldirection - Michel Geoffroy, choir organ

Free admission

Monday 25 December, 4pm: Christmas Concert, organ by François-Henri Houbart, resident organist


All public

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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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