Classified by the UNESCO as a World Heritage monument, Mont Saint Michel Abbey was founded at the beginning of the Christian era. The collegiate church dates from the IX and X centuries, but the site, as we see it today, has been developed over several centuries. Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes were chosen due to its authenticity, sustainability and its ability to adapt to a marine environment for ongoing preservation, restoration and maintenance.
Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror. Throughout the centuries, it has been used as a fortress, a prison, a royal residence and an armory, and currently is the home of the crown jewels and a museum. Today, Saint Astier provides the Natural Hydraulic Lime mortars for maintenance and restoration.
Notre Dame is one of the most recognizable examples of Gothic Architecture in France and in Europe. Its construction began in 1163 and lasted for two centuries. Maintenance, restoration work, and preservation have used Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes extensively, as do most French historical churches, basilicas, chapels and cathedrals.
Dover Castle was founded in the XII century. Massive rebuilding took place at the end of the XVIII century during the Napoleonic Wars. Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes have been specified for the multi-million-dollar restoration, which began in early 2010.
Given as a gift to the King, Frederick V, in 1754, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen is still situated in the same building along with its School of Architecture. It is one of the most ancient schools of Architecture in the world. Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Lime mortars have been selected for repairs, repointing and maintenance.
The Conciergerie was part of the Royal Palace for the Kings of France from the X to the XIV centuries. It then became a prison until 1914. Queen Marie-Antoinette was incarcerated there prior to her beheading. New layout and preservation work such as repointing necessitated the use of compatible materials. Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes were consequently specified.