Madonna gives surprise Paris street performance in Place de la Republique

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  • Madonna surprises fans with an impromptu street performance after her Paris show
  • The singer said on social media that she was singing "songs for peace"

(CNN)Madonna stepped off the stage after her Paris concert on Wednesday night and headed to another performance.

But unlike her sold-out show at the AccorHotels Arena, this one had just a small crowd of onlookers, swaying and snapping photos with their cell phones.
It started with an announcement the Material Girl sent to fans on Twitter, inviting them to the Place de la Republique, the site of a memorial to victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks.