Near the castle of Vincennes, French Heritage monument to Vincennes
The castle of Vincennes owes its origin has Philippe Auguste. Philippe de Valois made it rebuild in 1333, on the plan which one sees today. This work was continuous under king Jean, and completes under Charles V. Charles VI added new buildings to it. It was repairs by Fran?ois I er, in 1539. Louis XIII made raise both large body-of-home which is in the court: they were complete only towards the beginning of the reign of Louis XIV.
This Castle was a long time the residence of Kings de France. Saint Louis returned justice there, sitted with the foot of a oak. The unit forms a regular, consistent parallelogram in an extremely high keep, and nine square towers, from which some fall in ruin. The nine turns were useful has to place the Princes of the royal house. The tower of the keep was the ordinary dwelling of the King.
The court is entouree of pit. private individuals, of approximately forty feet, and covered stones of size. The top of the pits east strengthens of a covered gallery, broadside of loopholes; the four angles are flanquees of a tower which makes covered in the pit.
The tower of the keep is divisee in five stages, to which one goes up by a staircase in volute, of an astonishing boldness. Each stage vault east composes of a square big room, constant in the medium by an enormous pillar, with an immense chimney, having has each one of its four corners a prison of thirteen feet in any direction, with a chimney. At the level of the third stage is a projecting external gallery, which reigns around the building. The roof forms a terrace cintree, bearing in one of its angles a guerite out of stone, of a great delicacy and a considerable height. The walls have sixteen feet thickness, and the vaults thirty feet top.
Henri V, king d' Angleterre, died in the keep of Vincennes. Since the reign of Louis XI, it was used as prison of state. The large Cop was there a long time prisoner, and not far from the window on which it cultivated eyelets, the duke of Enghien, last kid of his race, was put died. Cromwell visited this prison in 1626.
The new Castle was starts with Louis XIII, who posed the first stone of them, and completes by Louis XIV. The frontage of the dimension of wood is a succession of fourteen rustic arcades, forming a covered gallery; it has in the medium a modern door half, Gothic half, in triumphal arch. The Castle east composes of two large uniform buildings, to which one communicates by this gallery. The large staircase is remarkable by its curve, the height of its cage and the length of its steps. This Castle saw being born the opera, in the festivals which Louis XIV gave. He saw being born also the loves from this Prince for Madam of Valliere. Louis XV spent there the first year of his reign.
The gate of the Ste Chapelle de Vincennes Gothic, though is built under Fran?ois I er and Henri II. Its vault is of a great boldness. One notices on the stained glasses of H and the crescents, currency chosen by Henri II, love for Diane of Poitiers. The park has fourteen hundred sixty-seven arpents of extent.
Source: Sixty sights of the most beautiful palates, monuments and churches of Paris by Etienne Andre Lagier de Vaugelas, Lay down 1818.
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