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The Church of the Madeleine: photos, description, Eglise de la Madeleine d'aix-en-Provence)

In 2013 the restoration of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in AIX-EN-Provence. Work began in 2006, when the state of the Church was quite unenviable. Last before restoration major shock, this building was moved in the early twentieth century, and it was an earthquake.

The construction of the Church began in the late XVII century on the area Preachers. Area, in turn, was built on the spot where was formerly a convent of the Dominican order, which was destroyed by fire in the second half of the XIV century. The construction of the Church was carried out under the supervision of the architect Laurent Vallon and finished in 1703. If not for the alteration of the facade in the mid-nineteenth century, undertaken by the architect Henri Rivoalen, it would be possible to say that the Church is preserved in its original form. For a long time the Church of the Madeleine was considered the most beautiful in the Department of Bouches-du-rhône, and since 1988, her beauty was confirmed by the status of a historical monument.

Besides the beautiful appearance, the Church of the Madeleine in AIX-EN-Provence is notable for doing a few more facts. First, it is held in 1839 baptism of the future famous artist Paul Cezanne. Second, a rich collection of works of art, which features the work of one of the disciples of Rubens. The Church interior is decorated with an altar, decorated with rock crystal, and on the XVIII century, decorated with the arms of Pope Pius the Sixth, three and a half thousand pipes. In the walls of the Church are also a few family tombs in which were buried noble citizens before the French revolution.