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, 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
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