Madonna has paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks, with an impromptu gig at the capital’s Place de la Republique. Following her sold-out Wednesday night show at the Bercy arena, the singer invited fans to join her and son David for a very special after show performance.

Singing For Peace at Place [email protected] Republique. Proud Mama . @jr #rebelhearttour

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"Im singing some songs in place de la republique. Meet me there now #Paris. #rightnow #aftershow #rebelheartour," Madonna tweeted. Since the November 13th attacks, the Place de la Republique has become a shrine to those who lost their lives.

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Accompanied by her son David and guitarist Monte Pittman, Madonna began by singing a cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ and ‘Ghosttown’ from her Rebel Heart album. She then performed classic track ‘Like A Prayer’, while hugging her 10-year-old son.

"Everybody knows why we're here ... we just want to sing a few songs about peace, just to spread love and joy, and to pay our honour and respect to the people who died almost four weeks ago,” Madonna told the crowd. "And to spread light ... we all need it.”

Earlier in the evening Madonna had told fans during her Bercy Arena concert, “We will not bend down to fear. I think of what happened almost four weeks ago now. The heart of Paris and the heart of France beats in the heart of each city.”

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"I came here when I was 20 and it was here, in Paris, that I decided to make music. Thank you Paris for planting that seed in my heart.” Madonna will play Paris again tonight (December 10th), before her Rebel Heart tour moves on to Switzerland and then the UK.

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