Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Gilles: Interior

Borg says the interior cannot be before c. 1150

The interior of the church is raised over the crypt, the earliest part of the structure. Note the range of steps on the front facade leading to this "upper church." The interior has been remodeled over time. It has a main nave and two side aisles with the short clerestory more typical of Romanesque architecture. It also has the typical apse-ambulatory plan. However, other aspects of the interior are Gothic.

Works Consulted or Quoted:
Alan Borg. Architectural Sculpture in Romanesque Provence. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972.

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