LA MADELEINE



At the end of the Rue Royale can be found the Palace de la Madeleine with its unmistakable Greek temple form. The area dates back to the 19th century and owes its classic architecture and wide avenues to the genius of the Baron Haussmann. Still a site for societies wedding and funerals, a flower market that is held around the church from Tuesday to Friday.

Started in 1764 during the reign of Louis XV, and designed by Constant d'Ivry using plans based on the St-Louis-des-Invalide Church, it was razed by a second architect to who favored a design modeled after the Pantheon. However this second design was not well accepted either, and all work ceased between 1790 and 1806.

Napoléon then decided that a Temple of Glory to his Grande Armée should be built, and Pierre-Alexandre Vignon was commissioned to draw up the plans. After razing the remaining efforts from 1790, building started on what was to be a Greek temple. The commemorative role of the edifice was lost when the Arc de Triomphe was completed in 1808, and again the focus of the structure became ambiguous.

And, just outside the Madeleine, along the east side , you can find every day except Monday, a beautiful flower market. Also, a luxurious Art Nouveau loo by the metro at the junction of place and boulevard de la Madeleine. But the greatest appeal of place de la Madeleine is the famous "Fauchon"delicatessen shop, in the northeast corner. And, down the west side for rich gourmets and window-gazers you'll find the smaller Hédiard's, as well as caviar, truffle and spirit specialists.


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Address
Place de la Madeleine
Paris 8e

How to get there
Metro line 8 or 12 : Madeleine

Opening times
Monday to Saturday : 7 am to 7 pm
Sunday : 8 am to 1.30 pm and 3.30 to 7pm

Informations & hours
http://www.eglise-lamadeleine.com/

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