Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène Emmanuel

Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814 – 1879)

Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc was born in Paris in 1814. He was a French theorist and architect most famous for restorations of medieval buildings.
Viollet- le- Duc refused to study at the University of Fine Arts in Paris, instead was gathered his education in the architecture office of Jacques-Marie Huvé and of Achille-François-René Leclère. The starting point of his works as a restaurateur of medieval buildings was in 1835, when he got the order to restore the Abbey of Vézelay. One of his most famous works, was the restoration of was Notre Dame de Paris, what brought him a national respect. But he not only restored buildings, he also combined it with little modifications, for example the third tower of Notre Dame he added. Viollet- le- Duc died in Switzerland in 1879.

Important works

Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Vézelay, France
St.Martin, Clamecy, France
Notre-Dame de Paris
Sainte- Chapelle, Paris, France
Saint Denis Basilica, near Paris
Saint-Louis, Poissy, France
Saint-Nazaire, Carcassonne, France
Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France
Notre-Dame de Lausanne, Switzerland
Town Hall, Saint-Antonin
Town Hall,Narbonne
Roquetaillade, Bordeaux, France
Pierrefonds, France
Fortified city of Carcassonne, France
Château de Coucy, France
Antoing, Belgium
Château de Vincennes, Paris, France