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The nave of the abbey church - Mont St Michel | by Jorge Lascar
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The nave of the abbey church - Mont St Michel

The nave of the abbey church shows a very beautiful example of the elevation on three levels of the Romanesque period and the Saint-Martin crypt or the church of Notre-Dame-sous-Terre are examples of the architecture of the time of the first dukes (10th century). The Gothic cloister, where the columns of Purbeck marble (Dorset) support decoration in Caen Stone, expresses the richness and the prestige of the sanctuary that will continue to attract pilgrims from Normandy, England and from all over Europe. The scriptorium of the ‘Mont’ was, from the age of the dukes of Normandy, one of the richest and most important Western libraries

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Taken on December 12, 2014