Photographer's Note

Life of castle
Which does remain castle ? there remain nothing any more as regards furniture, curios, hangings and other vestiges of the last times... Then, these beautiful white stones dealt with the Loire, qu'on explains you into broad, longitudinally, and transversely all with length d'un course spectacle...
Life with the castle:
The keep. Generally, it is round. It constitutes the residence seigneuriale and includes common rooms, rooms, library and room of work. No wall measures less than 2.80 m d epaissor, most massive exceeding 5 m, and even 7.50 m at the base.
The large room and meals. The feastdays, the lord organized large banquets. Several tables were thus installed in the large room. The family of the lord and the hosts of mark ate on the table d honnor higher than those of the others. The guests of mark were then been useful in plates d'or or d'argent, while the others put their food on large stale bread sections. The festivals
the lords organized festivals regularly, at least hundred days in l'année. Each event in the family of the lord (baptism, birth, engagement, marriage and even death) was a good occasion to prepare a festival. One invited all the relationship and some vassal or friendly. These days, one placed all around d'un large banquet and one put his more beautiful clothing. After the meal, the men invited the women for a step of dance while the musicians played of their favorite instrument. During summer, it practically did not have a bus all were occupied either with the agricultural work, or with the war or to train military. On the contrary, during winter, they tried to make last the festivals as that of Christmas qu'on could celebrate during twelve days.

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Additional Photos by Philippe guillard (papagolf21) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15253 W: 882 N: 27806] (120912)
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