Notre-Dame of the Benedictine Priory, French Heritage monument to Vitre

The Priory of the Benedictine monks of glass is a very important in the city. Built to the highest point of the walled city and above the Valley of the Vilaine, it is necessary to look from the northern districts and entering the city of the roads coming from this side. Become urban due to the extension of the city, and this fact can be considered as a convent, it is at the heart of the walled city (area) and forms a set with the church Notre-Dame (record Mérimée PA00090899). It is a urban monastery from the 17th century with a cloister on square open plan by five arcades full-arch by side. the galleries of the cloister are not shed but integrated in the four wings (the South Wing is very important, it presents an extension off work eastward to the gatehouse). The system is connected to the choir of the church Notre-Dame by the sacristy. The buildings are characterized by a concern for symmetry and simplicity typical of the Congregation of Saint-Maur, who made building. In the 19th century, the attic of the West, South and East wings are redone, Parkland replaces the garden to the West, a Renaissance pediment hit on the arms of the city said the entry of the wing, the ceiling and the doors on the cloister are repeated in the Napoleon III style. Inside, the ground floor of the North Wing, a panelled room is classified as movable objects.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Notre-Dame of the Benedictine Priory

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Notre-Dame of the Benedictine Priory, The Priory of the Benedictine monks of glass is a very important in the city. Built to the highest point of the walled city and above the Valley of the Vilaine, (...) Notre-Dame of the Benedictine Priory, French Heritage monument to Vitre vitre, ille et vilaine

Location and general information

  • identifier : 166930
  • item : Ancien prieuré Notre-Dame des Bénédictins
  • Location of the building :
    • Bretagne
    • Ille-et-Vilaine
    • Vitré
  • Address : 2 rue des Bénédictins
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 35360
  • Zip code of the municipality : 35500
  • Order in the communal list : 15
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : priory
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 17th century
    • 18th century
    • 19th century
  • Date of protection : 1987/07/06 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/08/24

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'carpentry'
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :3 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • elevation
    • roofing
    • garden
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use : This building has been used in different ways over time. We know 2 successive uses. :
    • court
    • School of Music

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Detail :
    • Façades et toitures des ailes Est et Sud du bâtiment
    • ailes Nord et Ouest
    • jardin attenant (cad. AB 40, 41) : classement par arrêté du 6 juillet 1987
  • Mérimée reference : PA00090904

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