(active 1133-1166 in Picardy)

Interior view

Benedictine Abbey, Saint-Germer-de-Fly (Oise)

By the 1130s the Benedictines began to restore their church in Saint-Germer-de Fly. They built a galleried basilica that has a nave with two side aisles, an aisleless transept, and a choir with an ambulatory and radiating chapels. The exterior of the building boasts no lavish decoration, yet the overall architectural conception is all the more subtle for that Sometimes linked and sometimes separated, the stories have their own individual character, a character determined mainly by the relationship between window and walls and by the different kinds of buttresses.

The photo shows the exterior from the southeast.

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