Blois: A Room In The Castle by photosynthesis ()
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"The Royal Chateau de Blois is located in the Loir-et-Cher departement in the Loire Valley, in France, in the center of the city of Blois. The residence of several French kings, it is also the place where Joan of Arc went in 1429 to be blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before departing with her army to drive the English from Orleans.
Built in the middle of the town that it effectively controlled, the chateau of Blois comprises several buildings constructed from the 13th to the 17th century around the main courtyard.
It has 564 rooms and 75 staircases although only 23 were used frequently. There is a fireplace in each room. There are 100 bedrooms."
This is one of the 564 rooms...
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Those Gothic arches are the first thing, that it is really striking and then there are the wonderful reflections and the light-play on the polished marble floor, which create an amazing atmosphere - probably a pain in the butt, to keep that room warm in Winter ;) BB