National Geographic : 1952 Jun
© National Geographic Society 776 A Policeman, Well Shielded Against Erratic Drivers, Directs Traffic Before the Madeleine Rue Royale and Rue St. Honored, smart shopping streets, intersect here. "Near the Madeleine" is a byword amongAmericans describing Paris sights. Begun in1764, the famous church in 1806, at Napoleon's orders, became a "Temple of Glory" for the Grande Armne. Ten years later aroyal decree again made itaplace ofworship.