La Madeleine

Pl. de la Madeleine. (Open Map)


Temple to the glory of Napoleon's army

L'Église de la Madeleine was designed as a classical temple to the glory of Napoleon's army. Built in Neo-Classical style, the church has 52 Corinthian columns, each 20 meters high.

The pediment is adorned with a sculpture of the Last Judgment by Lemaire and the church's doors bear reliefs representing the Ten Commandments. tip: try to attend the daily pipe organ concert held on the pipe organ built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.