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Eglise de St-Marie-Madeleine Church

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Eglise de St-Marie-Madeleine Church - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama of the inside of La Madeleine church. The panorama shows the dramatic columns that surround the massive pulpit, high roofs and the gilded decorations around the high altar. The church was not very busy, it being early in the day, and the long exposures used to take the pictures meant that moving people were not captured by the camera. The panorama opens facing the High Altar.

Eglise de St-Marie-Madeleine Church - FURTHER INFORMATION

Eglise de St-Marie-Madeleine Church - Paris visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Eglise de St-Marie-Madeleine Church' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Paris.

This panorama shows the interior of the La Madeleine church (L'église de St-Marie-Madeleine), which dominates the Place de la Madeleine in Paris. The church is just to the north of the Place de la Concorde and close to the Opéra Garnier and the Place Vendôme. The design ofLa Madeleine is inspired by the Maison Carrée at Nîmes, one of the best-preserved Roman temples in the world. It is a Neo- Classical building and the exterior is surrounded by 52 Corinthian columns 20m high.

In this panoramic image you can see the sumptuous church interior. Again columns are prominent, marching down the naves and aisle. Above the high altar of La Madeleine is a statue depicting St Mary Magdalene being carried up to heaven by two angels, carved by Charles Marochetti.


Eglise de la Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
14 rue de Surène
F-75008 Paris


Metro: Madeleine (lines 8, 12, 14)
Bus: 24, 42, 52, 84, 94.

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