A Temple to the Glory of Napoleon’s Army in Paris ?

Église_de_la_Madeleine_ParisIn 1806Napoleon made his decision to erect a memorial, a Temple de la Gloire de la Grande Armée. It is built in the Neo-Classical style and was inspired by the Maison Carrée at Nîmes, a well-preserved Roman temple. After the fall of Napoleon, King Louis XVIII determined that the structure would be used as a church, dedicated to Mary MagdaleneToday, the Madeleine is affiliated with a Benedictine abbey, and masses and fashionable weddings are still celebrated here. It is located in the 8th arrondissement, and near, gourmet quality food: Fauchon, Hediard, Ladurée…

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