Gothic monastery

FRONT OF WONDER: In pink, the Refectory, in orange, Breakfast Room, verse, Chaplaincy, blue, Cloister, in red, the Knights Hall and yellow, Cellier

Réfectoire abbaye du Mont Saint Michel


Le cloitre abbaye du Mont Saint Michel


Located on the north side of the rock, overlooking the small wooden Gothic monastery , better known by the name of Wonder , contains six rooms forming part of the abbey of Mont Saint -Michel . Built from 1204 on older foundations, it will be completed in 1228.

Next to the church , on the top floor of the Wonder , is the cloister. Beautiful suspended between sky and sea garden , the cloister was a place to walk the monks. This is the only place where the Mount there are many fine sculptures and carved in Caen stone . A door can communiquerdu cloister Refectory . It is in the refectory , the monks found themselves at every meal. There, according to the Rule of Saint Benedict, the monks ate in absolute silence . Only the voice of the monk responsible for reading Eva , giles got on mealtimes . Just below the Refectory is the Breakfast Room . It is in this room that were welcomed lords and kings. One must imagine decorations that have now disappeared : tapestry, stained glass , furniture and paintings, to realize the brilliance that was to this room daily receptions.

The same floor of the Wonder , is the Knights' Hall . This room was once appellait the Scriptorium , the monks spent much of their time to copy and illuminate precious manuscripts . The name Knights Hall dates back to the founding of the Knights of Saint -Michel by LouisXI . These knights would have had to meet annually in this room , however, it seems like it never happened . Always in Wonder , in the Salle des Chevaliers , is the storeroom. This room , dark and cool used reserve . A door can spend cellar Chaplaincy last six rooms Wonder . It was there that received poor pilgrims to be fed . The building of the Wonder is the latest of the abbey of Mont Saint -Michel construction, older buildings are part of the Romanesque abbey of Mont Saint Michel . The abbey church , with its widespread destruction is half Romanesque ( nave ) and the other Gothic (choir ) .

La Salle des Chevaliers


La salle des hôtes abbaye du Mont Saint Michel


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