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San Agustin Church

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On a triangular site

The church of St. Augustine was built in the second half of the nineteenth century, at the behest of Baron Haussmann, author of the modernization of Paris. It occupies a triangular site right at the end of recently opened Boulevard Malesherbes, behind Madelaine church. Noted for its massive 80 meter dome it has a narrow front (due to scarcity of land) and a portal with 3 arches on which rests a gallery with sculptures of Christ and his twelve apostles and over them a beautiful rose window. The church is stone with a metal facade, like most of those of the period.

San Agustin Church

The church of St. Augustine is one of the great churches of Paris. It was built in the second half of the nineteenth century and is located just behind the Place de la Madeleine. Despite its large size it is not as famous as Saint Sulpice and Saint Germain l'Auxerrois. It is little known in Paris. This is probably because it is in the eighth district of Paris, one of the least populated of the capital with a rather large number of offices. It was built by Victor Baltard, who also built les Halles. It was built in the Byzantine and Romanesque style. It has a large dome, 80 meters high, and the nave is 100 meters long.

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