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La Madeleine (Church of Saint Mary Magdalene).
19th c French Neoclassical Architecture

Pierre VIGNON (1763 - 1828) Primary
1806-1842
19th c
Stone
Stonecutting
Neoclassical
Church
Paris. France.
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Louis XV laid a foundation stone in 1763 for a church designed by Pierre Contant d'Ivry which was to be a cross shape when finished. Work continued from 1789 to 1791. I 1806 Napoleon said it should be a temple to the French army. Vignon's plan won, but after the defeat of 1812 Napoleon changed it to a church. The church was completed in 1845 by Huvé and consecrated in 1845.

Caption: VIGNON Barthelemy | La Madeleine (Church of Saint Mary Magdalene). | 1806-1842 | French | Neoclassic
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