South East facade of the Francois I wing, built 16th century in Italian Renaissance style, with its monumental spiral staircase, seen from the courtyard of the Chateau Royal de Blois, built 13th - 17th century in Blois in the Loire Valley, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France. On the left is the Gaston d'Orleans wing, 17th century, designed by Francois Mansart, 1598-1666. 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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South East facade of the Francois I wing, built 16th century in Italian Renaissance style, with its monumental spiral staircase, seen from the courtyard of the Chateau Royal de Blois, built 13th - 17th century in Blois in the Loire Valley, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France. On the left is the Gaston d'Orleans wing, 17th century, designed by Francois Mansart, 1598-1666. The chateau has 564 rooms and 75 staircases and is listed as a historic monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel...
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