Abbaye de St Mont Michel: close-up of the a flying buttress and the roof pinnacles

RIBApix ref no RIBA60798
CountryFrance
CityMont St Michel
Subject Date1521
Image Date1890
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference41497/5
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The abbey is located on the highest point of the island and was built between the 11th and 13th centuries. The Romanesque abbey church was designed by William of Volpiano in the 11th century, the choir of which collapsed in 1421. It was replaced with one in Flamboyant Gothic style in 1456-1521.

Subject tags

churches, roofs, buttresses, abbeys