The Saint-Nazaire Gate photographed by Léopold Verguet in 1863.
THE RESTORATION WORK
THE SAINT-NAZAIRE GATE
new estimate in 1862 marked a definite change in the approach
to the restoration: Viollet-le-Duc moved away from the prudence
and pragmatism of the 1853 project. The most striking example
of this change in direction is the partly destroyed Saint-Nazaire
Gate, which the architect proposed to faithfully