Statue of a classical female figure holding an olive branch (right), sculptural detail from the monumental spiral staircase, 16th century, French School, on the interior South East facade of the Francois I wing, in Renaissance style, at the Chateau Royal de Blois, built 13th - 17th century in Blois in the Loire Valley, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France. The staircase is covered in bas-relief sculptures and looks onto the courtyard of the chateau. On the left is a roof detail from the 17th century Gaston d'Orleans wing, 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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Statue of a classical female figure holding an olive branch (right), sculptural detail from the monumental spiral staircase, 16th century, French School, on the interior South East facade of the Francois I wing, in Renaissance style, at the Chateau Royal de Blois, built 13th - 17th century in Blois in the Loire Valley, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France. The staircase is covered in bas-relief sculptures and looks onto the courtyard of the chateau. On the left is a roof detail from the 17th century...
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