Walk between the Opera and the Madeleine in Paris

A stroll 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 chic Paris between palaces and sports cars. The start is located at Opera station. At the end of the walk you can take another subway station "Madeleine."

The Madeleine district is known for its fresh deli: Fauchon, Prunier. It is a certain idea of french gastronomy. For those who want to train in the kitchen you can go to the very chic Ritz culinary school, prices are really expensive. Finally to complete the tour of the area you can go to a concert at the Madeleine. The good news is that the concerts are most of the time very good and free!

Interest: ratinggood (1 user)
Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

The Opera Garnier

2

The Opera Garnier
'Paris has two operas, the Garnier Opera House and the Opéra Bastille (bastille square). The Opera Garnier is also called "Opera de Paris". It was built under Napoleon III you can see the N of Napoleon on the façade. The visit of the interior of the Opera House is not free. If you find a seat it''s better to go to a show to enjoy the beauty of the concert hall.'

Façade of the Opera

1

Façade of the Opera
The façade is adorned with the busts of great composers, the best-known are Mozart and Beethoven. However, others fell into oblivion as Aubert. On the other hand it gave his name to the nearby metro station.

The entrance of the Emperor

The entrance of the Emperor
On one side of the building there is the entrance of the Emperor, he had to be able to go directly inside the Opera with his coach. Unfortunately he never used this entry as he left the governement before the end of the construction.

Place Vendôme

2

Place Vendôme
All around the place Vendome you can find luxury shops. The biggest brands of jewellery are present.

Cartier store

1

Cartier store
Showcase of the Cartier House, the prices are not indicated.

The Ritz hotel

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

The Vendôme column

1

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

The Polish Church of Paris

A gathering place for the community Polonaise de Paris.

The church of the Madeleine

The church of the Madeleine
The Madeleine Church resembles a Greek temple. Different architects have altered the initial plans to achieve this result.

The organ of the Madeleine

1

The organ of the Madeleine
The Cavaillé-Coll organ is deemed. The Church of the Madeleine organizes many concerts of classical music. Sunday afternoon you can attend free concerts. Feel free to ask.

Delicatessen shop

1

Delicatessen shop
Lovers of fine food can get to the House brands on the place of the Madeleine. There is a bit of everything from spices, cafes, some teas, jams...An army of sellers is at your disposal to help you in your choice.

Fauchon

1

Fauchon
'Fauchon is located a few meters away. It''s one of the most famous brand of caterer in France. Next to the shop is a small restaurant where you can taste the specialties of the house.'
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

Other walks