Bla, Blwa, BLOIS!

The pure Renaissance is nowhere better exemplified than here.  Only the famous double-spiral stairs at Chambord can rival this magnificent wonder.  The courtyard of Blois actually has four fašades, each representing a stage in the evolution of the French Renaissance.  To the left, here you get a glimpse of the latest stage, where the Classical 17th-century columns replace the more exuberant 16th-century style to the right.
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