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Corroyer, Edouard Juleslocked

(b Amiens, Sept 12, 1835; d Paris, Feb 2, 1904).
  • Jean-Michel Leniaud

French architect and writer. He was a pupil of Eugène-Emanuel Viollet-le-Duc and began his career by building the Hôtel de Ville (1862–5) at Roanne, the church (c. 1865) at Vougy in the Loire and the château of Fleyriat (1868–9) in the Ain. Subsequently he built the churches of Villers and Saint-Cyr-lès-Vignes (Loire) and, more importantly, the Comptoir d’Escompte (1878–82) in the Rue de Rougemont, Paris. During the same period Corroyer also studied medieval architecture and was commissioned to restore the churches at Lamballe, Saint-Pol-de-Léon and Dol. He undertook commissions at Dinan (1872) and Pleyben (1873) and restored churches at Ham, Nesle and Athies (Somme) and the château of Chamarande (Loire), which belonged to the Vicomte de Vougy. In 1878 he began the restoration of Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey but was dismissed in 1888 after a local intrigue. Corroyer also worked for the Service des Edifices Diocésains as diocesan architect to Soissons (from 1874) and was appointed Inspecteur Général in 1885.


  • Description de l’abbaye … et de ses abords précédée d’une notice (Paris, 1877)
  • L’Architecture gothique (Paris, 1889)


  • H. Bouchot: Notice sur la vie et les oeuvres de M. Edouard Corroyer (Paris, 1905)
  • Le Mont-Saint-Michel, l’archange, la flèche (Paris, 1987)