Neoclassical Architecture of Paris: St. Mary Magdalene Roman Catholic Church

St. Mary Magdalene Church

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene (French: L'église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine) is a Roman Catholic church situated between the Place de la Concorde and the Opéra Garnier, in Paris, France.




Five interesting facts about the church of St. Mary Magdalene:

  • It was built between 1764–1842.
  • It was commissioned by Napoleon I (1769–1821), Emperor of the French.
  • Its Neoclassical façade is similar to an ancient Greek temple without any crosses or bell-towers.
  • It has 52 Corinthian columns standing 20 m (65 ft) tall.
  • Its interior was modeled on the Roman baths.


La Madeleine
Bronze bas-relief "Nathan Confronts David" on the church door

Ten Commandments
Bronze bas-relief "The Ten Commandments" on the church door

Interior of the church of St. Mary Magdalene
Interior of the church of St. Mary Magdalene

La Madeleine
Chandelier

La Madeleine
Interior of the church of St. Mary Magdalene

Interior of the church of St. Mary Magdalene
Interior of the church of St. Mary Magdalene

Jeanne d'Arc
Joan of Arc Statue

La Madeleine
Interior of the church of St. Mary Magdalene

La Madeleine
The Altar with the statue of St. Mary Magdalene


Have you ever visited the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Paris? What are your impressions of the building? Feel free to post a comment below.


St Mary Magdalene Church



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Find more information about opening times for visiting the church of St. Mary Magdalene on the official website: http://www.eglise-lamadeleine.com/

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