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"High Altar of La Madeleine." Top 5 Page for this destination L'église de la Madeleine Tip by breughel

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

  La Madeleine High Altar.
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  • La Madeleine High Altar. - Paris
      La Madeleine High Altar.
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  • Worship for Marie-Madeleine. - Paris
      Worship for Marie-Madeleine.
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Beauty and originality were combined by Charles Marochetti who carved in white marble over a period of twelve years the altar piece called "Ravissement de Sainte Marie-Madeleine" (the ecstasy of holy Marie-Madeleine). According to tradition angels were supporting her body when she would leave the ground in ecstasy. According to the same tradition she ended her life in the Provence.
In the choir are also the reliquaries of Marie-Madeleine and Saint Vincent de Paul due to famous goldsmith Froment-Meurice.

Although this church is located in a commercial area, worship for Marie-Madeleine seems to be vivid from the number of lit candles to be seen left of the nave near the entrance.

Address: Place de la Madeleine and Rue Royale
Directions: Metro #12 stop Madeleine.
Phone: +33 1 44 51 69 00

Review Helpfulness: 5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 3, 2015
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