L’Église de la Mdeleine is a Roman Catholic church situated close to Place de la Concorde in between Place Vendôme. It was designed in its present form as a temple to the glory of Napoleon's army.
Chopin’s funeral was held there in 1849. He had requested that Mozart's Requiem be sung. The piece had major parts for female voices, however, the Church had never permitted female singers in its choir which caused a delay until they finally relented. The funeral service of numerous notable figures have been held over the years. Many have described the church among the most beautiful churches in Paris. I meant to visit it for a long time until finally, I managed to get in during a rehearsal for an upcoming concert.