Mont S. Michel
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Location Mont S. Michel, France   map
Date 1203 and later   timeline
Building Type fortified monastery
 Construction System cut stone bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Context waterfront, island, hilltop
Style Romanesque, Gothic
Notes Incredilbly picturesque hilltop island monastery. Restored by Viollet-le-Duc.


Photo, exterior overview from a distance

Photo, exterior overview at dusk

Photo, chapel exterior


Perspective drawing, exterior overview
Perspective Drawing

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Discussion Mont S. Michel Commentary

Includes the famous Merville (1203-1228) and the "Salle des Chevaliers". The Romanesque nave is from 1122-1135, and the Gothic choir is from 1450-1521.

Sources on Mont S. Michel

Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. London: The Butterworth Group, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. LC 86-31761. NA200.F63 1987. photo, p608, text, p609-610. — The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at

Jim Harter, editor. Images of World Architecture. New York: Bonanza Books, 1990. NA202.H37 1990. LC 90-350. 769'.44-dc20. ISBN 0-517-69257-0. — 2000 nineteenth-century wood engravings of buildings. Out of print, but listed at  Find books about Mont S. Michel


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