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  1. Mont Saint Michel Alvin Pao

  2. Fortress, Monastery,Prison

  3. During Reformation abbey was closed and Mont Saint Miichel turned into a prison Area ransacked by the Franks Lent its support for William of Normandy during the Roman Conquest Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site During Hundred Years war, the English laid siege on it but could not break defences down Bishop of Avranches commissioned William of Volpiano to construct a church. Victor Hugp campaigned and succeeded in restoring a national reasure New Gothic Style Architectural features added by Jourdain 7th century 708 1066 13th century 1423-24 16th century 1863 1979

  4. William of Volpiano

  5. Gothic Architectural Features

  6. Ribbed Vaulting

  7. Gothic Hemi-circle

  8. Pointed arches

  9. Flying Buttresses

  10. Archangel Michael

  11. “à la vitesse d'un cheval au galop“ Victor Hugo

  12. In Popular Culture The Lord of the Rings Tangled

  13. Thank You!!