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ENTRÉE DU CHÂTELET DU château d’Ainay-le-Vieil, Cher, Fra

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Le corps de garde du château fort

Parmi les images que l’on conserve  du moyen-âge, une se distingue particulièrement : c’est l’image du château fort. Il en existait de toute sorte et de toute taille, mais tous sont unis par un objectif commun : protéger coute que coute l’endroit le plus vulnérable du château : la porte.

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The Renaissance castle

1453. The Hundred Years' War was coming to an end and peace returned to the kingdom of France. In the field ofcivil architecture, this is reflected inan extraordinary vitality: the last fortified castles soon give way to more pleasant seigneurial residences...

Aerial view of the castle of Ainay le Vieil
Aerial view of the castle of Ainay le Vieil

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Castles

When one thinks of the Middle Ages, if one tries to define the most characteristic element, the image of the castle comes to mind.