Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine)
(Basilica Church of St. Mary Magdalene)
11th century ; 12th century ; 13th century ; 19th century
Exterior detail: West Facade. Carving and arch above the right hand doorway. 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 -- France
Church architecture -- France
Architecture -- 1100-1200
Architecture -- 1200-1300
Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Relief (Sculpture), French
Architecture -- Details