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Walk between the Opera and the Madeleine in Paris

A short walk to visit three emblematic places of the city of Paris: the Opera, the Madeleine church and the Place Vendôme.

A very easy and short walk in the chic Paris between the palaces and the sports cars. The departure is located at the Opera station. At the end of the walk you can take another metro to the Madeleine station.

The Madeleine district is famous for its high-end caterers: Fauchon, Prunier. It's a certain idea of French gastronomy. For those who want to train to cook there is the very chic école de cuisine du Ritz, the prices are those of a palace. Finally to finish the visit of the district you can go to a concert in the afternoon at the Madeleine. The good news is that the concerts are of very good quality and they are often free!

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The Garnier Opera House

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The Garnier Opera House
Paris has two opera houses, the Opéra Garnier named after the main architect and the Opéra Bastille (place de la bastille). The Opera Garnier is also called Opéra de Paris. It was built under Napoleon III and you can see the N of Napoleon on the façade. The visit of the interior of the Opera is paying better to go to a show to enjoy the magnificent concert hall.

Facade of the Opera House

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Facade of the Opera House
The facade is decorated with busts of great composers, the most famous like Mozart and Beethoven. Others have fallen into oblivion like Aubert. On the other hand he gave his name to the metro station next door.

The Emperor's entrance

The Emperor's entrance
On one side of the building is the Emperor's entrance, he was supposed to be able to enter directly into the Opera House with his carriage. Unfortunately, he was never able to use this entrance because he left power before the end of the construction.

Place Vendôme

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Place Vendôme
All around the Place Vendôme there are luxury shops. The most famous jewellery brands are present.

Cartier Boutique

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Cartier Boutique
Showcase of the house Cartier, prices are not indicated.

The Ritz Hotel

The Ritz Hotel
The Ritz is one of the great Parisian luxury hotels, it was founded by Caesar Ritz. It includes two bars and a restaurant (2 Michelin stars) but also, more surprising and original, a cooking school: the Ritz Escoffier cooking school.

The Vendôme column

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The Vendôme column
It is a monument to the glory of Napoleon. At the top of the column is a statue of the Emperor. The bronze of the column comes from the cannons taken from the enemy during the battle of Austerlitz.

The Polish Church in Paris

A gathering place for the Polish community in Paris.

The Church of the Madeleine

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The Church of the Madeleine
The Church of the Magdalene looks like a Greek temple. The various architects modified the initial plans to achieve this result. The model representing the original model is in the Carnavalet museum.

The organ of the Madeleine

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The organ of the Madeleine
The Cavaillé-Coll organ is famous. The church of the Madeleine organizes many classical music concerts. On Sunday afternoons there are free concerts. Do not hesitate to ask for information.

Epicerie fine

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Epicerie fine
Food lovers can go to the Place de la Madeleine. You will find many shops. You can find a bit of everything from spices, coffees, teas, jams...

Fauchon

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Fauchon
The Madeleine district, which used to concentrate the most beautiful jewels of the French grocery industry, has changed a lot. The Fauchon stores are practically all closed, Fauchon was installed since 1886, the district seems to be refocused around the theme of housing with Leroy Merlin and Ikea.

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