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.