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Château Royal de Blois Châteaux de la Loire – UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The plot against Gaston d’Orléans, escape of Marie de Médicis, assassination of the Duke of Guise; such are the episodes making up the legendary history of this fabulous castle blending Flamboyant Gothic and Italian Renaissance in a classical style, sometimes inventive to the point of fantasy. Most striking is the magnificent staircase of the François I wing, and particularly mysterious is Catherine de Médicis’ cabinet with secret compartments where according to Alexandre Dumas she kept poisons.   – Michelin Travel : TheGreenGuide

external links : Google Map (Earth),   Wikipedianext

 

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Pont Jacques-Ange Gabriel, au fond on aperçoit la cathédrale

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Francis I Wing : The Façade des Loges, western aspect

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From right to left: the Louis XII flamboyant wing, the medieval Gothic castle,
the François I Renaissance wing, and the Gaston d’Orléans classic wing.

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Gaston d’Orléans Wing : Facade in the inner courtyard

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Francis I Wing : The spiral staircase in the inner courtyard

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Louis XII Wing : The exterior

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Louis XII Wing : Outside facade at the portal

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The Tour du Foix

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Charles Pierre François Augereau bust (Chateau de Blois)

Charles Pierre François Augereau

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The château and its gardens around 1575

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Floor plan of the château, 1677

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Horse-drawn bus

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