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Spiral Stairs. Château Crissay-sur-Manse, France
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The stone spiral stairs in the château at Crissay-sur-Manse, France. The château was destroyed by the order of Cardinal de Richelieu in 1632 and has laid in ruin since then.

Copyright: Martin broomfield
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Uploaded: 20/07/2010
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Tags: chateau; historic; ruin; stairs; spiral; stone
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