Présentation en anglais
An outstanding natural site, a place heavy with spirituality and full of history, the Mont-Saint-Michel is also one of the most prodigious architectural créations of the middle ages.
Why, at the price of a myriad difficulties, did they build floor upon floor of halls and chapels on the steep slopes of a rock lost in the middle of the sands ?
By what miracle do these dizzy piled-up stuctures stay in equilibrium, despite the weight and the enormous thrust exerted by stone vaults built one over another, level upon level.
How did the builders, year after year, century after century, run this superhuman worksite, and always stay at the forefront of art and of technique ?
These are the questions that this book attempts to answer.