Intérieur de la Galerie de la Madeleine, Paris

Galerie de la Madeleine

At the foot of the huge Madeleine church, which gave its name to this beautiful square in Paris, the elegant Galerie de la Madeleine is home to luxury boutiques.

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This beautiful gallery can be entered directly from Place de la Madeleine, at no. 9, or from Rue Boissy-d'Anglas. Opened in the 19th century, the passage is striking for its monumental architecture and the quality of its ornamentation.

The great names of luxury and fashion

It was built in 1845 by Théodore Charpentier, who also built the neighbouring buildings on the square, including the one at no. 9. The architect therefore built the gallery at the same time. On this side, the porch is adorned with two caryatids that welcome visitors. If you enter the passageway from the rue Boissy-d'Anglas, a carved wooden façade marks the entrance.

The 53 metre long gallery is flooded with light thanks to its glass roof and white interior arches, and is a favourite haunt of high-end fashion lovers. Here they will find discreetly luxurious boutiques in tune with this elegant setting.

No. 9 place de la Madeleine is also very popular with gourmets… and lovers of art nouveau. This is where the gourmet restaurant Lucas Carton boasts a unique collection of carved woodwork by Louis Majorelle.

A Greek temple dedicated to Mary Magdalene

On the square, the Madeleine church, completed in 1842, stands out with its height and architecture. Its 52 Corinthian columns impress visitors, who might not expect to see a monument resembling a Greek temple in the heart of the capital's 8th arrondissement.

On this prestigious site between the faubourg Saint-Honoré and les grands boulevards, its construction was commissioned by Napoleon, who wanted to pay tribute to the soldiers of the Grande Armée. Due to a lack of funds, the project was delayed and the building eventually reverted to being a church, dedicated to Sainte Marie-Madeleine.

Don't hesitate to climb the many steps of this immense sanctuary to admire the richness of the interior: polychromatic marble, painted works, sculptures, chandeliers, and so on.

From here, visitors can explore other nearby marvels: the Tuileries Gardens, **the place Vendôme and its jewellers, the Garnier Opera

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9 place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris 8ème

    Days and opening hours

    Every day throughout the year between 8 am and 7 pm. Closed on Sunday.


    • Free


    Spoken languages

    • French
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    9 place de la Madeleine
    75008 Paris 8ème

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