Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine)
(Basilica Church of St. Mary Magdalene)
11th century ; 12th century ; 13th century ; 19th century
Exterior detail: East End (with additional abbey buildings (left). The choir was damaged by fire in 1165 and rebuilt by 1215 in a more Gothic style. Building dates between 1096 and 1215. Sculptures on the West facade were destroyed c. 1793. External renovation (1840-1859) followed, which includes replacement of the Last Judgment in the tympanum (re-sculpted by PASCAL, 1857). The church sits at the top of a hillside village which is a hugely popular tourist destination.
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Architecture -- 1200-1300
Architecture -- 1100-1200
Church architecture -- France
Architecture -- France
Relief (Sculpture), French
Decoration and ornament, Architectural