Around the corner from the Opera Garnier is another Roman-esque edifice. It looks like a court building or a library, but indeed it is a church. It’s meant to evoke the Pantheon, and in fact nearly became a library or a train station, before it was consecrated in 1842. The most fashionable Parisian weddings are held here. Built in honor of St. Mary Magdalene and affiliated with the Benedictines. Hours are 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. LG
Visit L’Ecluse for lunch after seeing Madeleine Church.
La Madeleine Church
Pl. de la Madeleine
Paris, France 75008