The Madeleine Church is a church to visit in Paris. The building is easy to recognize, shaped like a temple.
Did you know that Napoleon Bonaparte has decided to build this monument only for his glory? It took 85 years to finish it. It was only in 1845 that La Madeleine was transformed into a church.
The church is located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. A short walk from the Place de la Concorde. The church stands at the end of the rue Royale.
The Madeleine is a Roman Roman Catholic Church.
There are 52 Corinthian columns that support the building.
The Pipe organ inside the Church is one of the most beautiful instruments to see in Paris. The organ was built by Aristide Cavaille-Coll. Come on a Sunday at 9:30 am or 11 am, during the Mass, you can listen to organ music.
Chopin's funeral was late for two weeks, on October 30, 1849. He had this wish that the Requiem of Mozart was sung.
Christmas at the Madeleine Church - There is a nativity scene at the church from December to February.
The Church was the site of funeral masses for famous composers, such as Frédéric Chopin and Gabriel Fauré.