Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Walk 6: Marcher le nez au vent: Sights and smells around the Madeleine.

The Madeleine church began as one of Napoleon's many monuments to his own military power, and was built in the style of a pagan temple. Upon the rise of Louis XVIII, however, the building was renovated and updated into a Catholic church, which it still is today. So, for all its Greek columns, there is still a Catholic Parish-run restaurant in the basement, where my host-mom serves meals for the reasonable price of 7,50 on Wednesday afternoons, for the benefit of charity.

Ooh, I almost forgot the part that makes this walk fragrant. Hooray for Parisian flower markets--they make the winter here so much brighter!

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