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La Madeleine

G4 Pl de la Madeleine 75008 q Madeleine # 9:30am–7pm daily eglise-lamadeleine.com

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t The ornate high altar of the Église de la Madeleine

This church, dedicated to Mary Magdalene, is one of the best-known buildings in Paris because of its prominent location and great size. It stands facing south to Place de la Concorde and is the architectural counterpoint of the Palais-Bourbon (home of the Assemblée Nationale, the French parliament) across the river. It was started in 1764 but construction halted with the onset of the Revolution in 1789 ...

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