In the middle of a shopping square, the Temple de la Madeleine is a mysterious place, steeped in legends and history.
The Temple de la Madeleine is located in a colourful square. It played a major role during the Reformation and calls to mind such names as Jean Calvin, Guillaume Farel and Michel Servet.
The building dates back to the 15th century, but had to be restored after it caught fire in the 17th century. Several other religious buildings preceded the Madeleine on this site, the oldest dating back to the 5th century.
The church has been the place of worship for Geneva's Swiss-German speaking community since the 1960s and boasts beautiful contemporary stained-glass windows.