"Eglise de la Madeleine" L'église de la Madeleine Tip by MM212

L'église de la Madeleine, Paris: 55 reviews and 134 photos

  Seen from Place de la Concorde, May 2007
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  • Seen from Place de la Concorde, May 2007 - Paris
      Seen from Place de la Concorde, May 2007
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  • la Madeleine, January 2007 - Paris
      la Madeleine, January 2007
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  • Side view of la Madeleine, Jan 2007 - Paris
      Side view of la Madeleine, Jan 2007
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  • The very dark interior - Apr 2010 - Paris
      The very dark interior - Apr 2010
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  • The pediment of la Madeleine - Apr 2010 - Paris
      The pediment of la Madeleine - Apr 2010
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  • The pediment of la Madeleine - Apr 2010 - Paris
      The pediment of la Madeleine - Apr 2010
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The construction of this neoclassical church of Roman grandeur was ordered by Napoléon at the beginning of the 19th century. It was designed to be a temple to the glory of the French army and was modelled after the Roman Maison Carrée of Nîmes, but the construction work was interrupted by political turmoil of the period. The function of the edifice remained uncertain until the middle of the 19th century when it was transformed into a church dedicated to Mary Magdalene. La Madeleine stands dominant at the end of rue Royale, one of the most prestigious areas of Paris, and serves as a backdrop to Place de la Concorde.

Address: Place de la Madeleine, Paris 8e
Directions: Off Rue Royale.
Phone: +33 1 44 51 69 00
Website: http://www.eglise-lamadeleine.com/

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  • Updated Apr 3, 2010
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