Abbaye du Mont St Michel: close-up of the church belfry and spire

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RIBApix ref no RIBA27637
Architect/DesignerFremiet, Emmanuel (1824-1910)
William of Volpiano (962-1031)
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountryFrance
CityMont St Michel
Subject Date1200
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
StyleRomanesque
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceDK/F/308
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / 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 high spire of the church is crowned by a gilded figure of the Archangel Michael by Emmanuel Fremiet executed in 1895.

Subject tags

belfries, bell towers, churches, spires, abbeys