Prominently situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, L’église de la Madeleine (or simply, la Madeleine) has always fascinated me. So, I just had to do some research…maybe you are curious too? It is a Catholic church, but was originally intended to be a temple celebrating the glory of Napoleon’s army. After the fall of his empire, King Louis XVIII declared that the structure be a church, dedicated to Mary Magdalene. I have never been inside, but have always admired it for it’s architectural beauty.