"Eglise de la Madeleine" La Madeleine Tip by MM212
La Madeleine, Paris: 55 reviews and 134 photos
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
Phone: +33 1 44 51 69 00
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