It was designed in its present form as a temple to the glory of Napoleon’s army.
The Madeleine is built in the Neo-Classical style and was inspired by the Maison Carrée at Nîmes, one of the best-preserved of all Roman temples.
Its 52 Corinthian columns, each 20 metres high, are carried around the entire exterior of the building. The pediment is adorned by a sculpture of the Last Judgement by Lemaire, and the church’s bronze doors bear reliefs representing the Ten Commandments.
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The city of lights,Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with over 30 million visitors per year.