ARCHITECT, French
(active 1750s in Caen)

Interior view

1752-56
Photo
Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Caen (Calvados)

Major eighteenth-century French monasteries introduced a light, regular sense of space in many towns. In Caen, the monastic buildings of Abbaye-aux-Hommes, flanking the masterful Romanesque church, were rebuild in the eighteenth century. They were articulated in grandiose fashion, featuring, in addition to the woodwork in the refectory, a lavish staircase.

The photo shows the refectory.




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