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Minimes Tower of Amboise Royal Castle, Amboise (France)
France
Two accesses to the Royal Castle of Amboise (Indre et Loire) - Centre Val de Loire - France - are "cavalier" towers, towers with spiral ramps thant can be ridden up by horses or carts. Here is the cavalier ramp of the Minimes Tower. The Minimes Tower, of Renaissance architecture, allowed the carriages and hitches onto the terrace because access to their top by gently sloping ramps. The Amboise Castle overlooks the Loire river. Before being attached to the Crown in 1434, the castle, for more than four centuries, belonged to the powerful family of Amboise. During the Renaissance, it serves as home to several Kings of France. It was partially destroyed after the Revolution. The project of Charles VIII remained, however, the royal house, the Saint Hubert chapel where the presumed remains of Leonardo da Vinci, the terraces and the cavalier towers that give the monument this singular silhouette.
Copyright: Alain Auzeral
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 18602x9301
Taken: 28/04/2022
Uploadet: 12/05/2022
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Tags: castle; loirevalley; loireriver; cavaliertower; ramp; historicalmonument; amboise; indreetloire; renaissance; centrevaldeloire; france; handheldpanorama; philopod; sonya7r2; samyang12mm
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France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.Text by Steve Smith.


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