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La Madeleine, Paris

La Madeleine - Paris, France
La Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine, Paris, France 75008Map
+33 1 4451 6900
Neighborhood: 8th Arrondissement
Overview

For connoisseurs of architecture in Paris, La Madeleine is a must visit. Pierre Constant d'Ivry began the construction of this monument in 1764, and it was completed by one of his colleagues. It was looted during the French Revolution and Napoléon I later decided to transform it into a temple in the memory of his glorious army. Eventually, this structure was instead dedicated to St. Mary Madeleine. One of Paris' most famous churches, its impressive façade is made up of 52 20-meter (65-foot) Corinthian columns, while inside its nave is magnificently crowned by three cupolas. Sculptor Charles Marochetti's marble statue the Ravissement de Sainte-Madeleine overlooks the high altar, giving it a unique splendour. Classical concerts are occasionally organized at this church.

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La Madeleine General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Madeleine
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