Église de la Madeleine

Aix-en-Provence, France

The Église de la Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in Aix-en-Provence. A convent of the Dominican Order and a Gothic church was built in the 13th century on the Place des Prêcheurs. However, it was burned down in 1383. It was rebuilt, but came down in 1465. The current church building was constructed in its place in the seventeenth century. It was designed by architect Laurent Vallon (1652-1724), and it was built from 1691 to 1703. The facade was designed by architect Henri Révoil (1822-1900) from 1855 to 1860, and it serves as an example of Second Empire architecture. It was renamed in honour of Mary Magdalene in 1822.

The church has a fair amount of art pieces. For example, paintings inside the church include: La mort de St.Joseph by Jean-Baptiste van Loo (1684–1745), Madeleine chez Simon by Michel Serre (1658-1733), La nativité de Jésus by Pierre Mignard (1612-1695), Annunciation Tryptych by Barthélemy d'Eyck (c. 1420–after 1470), and Le Martyre de Saint-Paul by Théodore Beyermann. There are also paintings by Joseph-Marie Vien (1716-1809) and Jean Daret (1613–1668).

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Founded: 1691-1703
Category: Religious sites in France

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Gastón Fillat (16 months ago)
Beautiful church in a charming town.
Ralph N (2 years ago)
It’s a very beautiful surprise and you can enjoy it better with the free mist
이승택 (3 years ago)
I have no idea what this is but beautiful
Brian Thome (5 years ago)
There is renovation and then there is RENOVATION. This is definitely RENOVATION. Hoping it will finish in my lifetime.
Aaron Pfaff (5 years ago)
Under heavy renovation. Couldn't find a way in.
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