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La Madeleine, Paris

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features one of the best-known churches in Paris: la Madeleine. The church is designed in the style of a Corinthian order Classical temple. Construction on the church began in 1764, although it was not consecrated until 1845. The plaza is known for its specialty food stores, including chocolate shops, and has many cafes. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Sitting up high with its 52 Corinthian columns and Greek Temple appearance, it is easy to understand that initially it was planned to be a memorial to Napoleon's Grand Army. When Napoleon fell, it bec...  more »
  • Near the Place de la Concorde, is located the Church of the Magdalene, in Greek style, whose construction was ordered by Napoleon Bonaparte in homage to the French navy. The Church is surrounded by 52 Corinthian columns.
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  • Monumental historical building. Too often skipped as unknown, it's absolutely worth a visit. A private parking by the hour is available underground
  • Once again thanks to Napoleon,in present day this church was designed in its present form as a temple to the glory of his army.Together with the banks of the Sein river,it is protected under UNESCO.Built in 1807 and completed in 1828.At the beginning it was named by Napoleon 'Temple to the Glory of the Great Army.
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