Crowned ermine, emblem of the House of Brittany, painted detail on the roof beams of the Salle du Roi, or King's Hall, used by Francois I for meals and audiences, on the first floor of the Francois I wing, built early 16th century in Italian Renaissance style, at the Chateau Royal de Blois, built 13th - 17th century in Blois in the Loire Valley, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France. The hand-painted wallpaper, tiled floor and painted ceiling, were restored by Felix Duban in 1861-66. The chateau has 564 rooms and 75 staircases and is listed as a historic monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Crowned ermine, emblem of the House of Brittany, painted detail on the roof beams of the Salle du Roi, or King's Hall, used by Francois I for meals and audiences, on the first floor of the Francois I wing, built early 16th century in Italian Renaissance style, at the Chateau Royal de Blois, built 13th - 17th century in Blois in the Loire Valley, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France. The hand-painted wallpaper, tiled floor and painted ceiling, were restored by Felix Duban in 1861-66. The chateau has...
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