One of the posh neighborhoods in Paris city, Madeleine, has been attracting visitors from all walks of life including photography enthusiasts, fashionistas, art lovers, and sightseers. The neighborhood in the City of Lights is replete with chic boutique shops, luxury hotels, designer stores, and the church that goes by its name. Top 4 tourist attractions in the Parisian neighborhood are listed below.
Eglise de la Madeleine Church
This parochial church with a neoclassical architecture resides in between the opera house named Palais Garnier and Place de la Concorde. The architecture of the church in Place de la Madeleine takes cues from that of the Ancient Greek temples, the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens in particular. The Corinthian columns surrounding the building are worth appreciating on its own. The church is home to statues, paintings, and a mosaic painted by French artist Charles-Joseph Lameire. It also hosts music concerts all the year round and has a military collection devoted to Napoleon Bonaparte.
Attractions in Place Vendôme Square
Note that ‘Place’ in French translates to Square. Place Vendôme gets international popularity owing to the several luxury boutiques the public square is home to, which comprises that of Christian Dior, Montblanc, Jaeger-Le-Coultre, and several other stores that invite fashion enthusiasts to visit this place and understand all things related to French luxury.
Palais de l’Elysée
The French noblewoman, Marquise de Pompadour, made this royal palace her residence prior to transferring it to the will of Louis XV of France. Since then, the palatial home has transferred ownership several times and got christened as Palais de l’Elysée since late 18th Century. Nowadays, it is the official residence of Presidents of France. Visitors are allowed to the Élysée Palace only during European Heritage Days observed in September. During reset of the seasons, you can admire its gorgeous architecture from afar.
Boutiques in Place de la Madeleine
Mariage Frères, a tea company found in 1854 has a boutique store in the Parisian square. Known for its supreme quality, this tea salon sells a large selection of both tea and related accessories to the refreshing drink, the sachet of which is in itself is worth the buy. If you want to purchase some French gourmet food, including pastries and a selection of wines, walk into Fauchon when on Paris city tours.