MANSART, François
(b. 1598, Paris, d. 1666, Paris)

Exterior view

Château, Blois (Loir-et-Cher)

During the regency of Marie de Médicis, architects like Salomon de Brosse, François Mansart, and Louis Le Vau conducted intensive research into modern methods for resolving traditional building problems. They developed models of palace and church buildings which were to have lasting influence, not only for French Baroque architecture.

The picture shows a panorama of the interior façades of Château de Blois. From right to left: the Louis XII flamboyant wing, the medieval Gothic castle, the François I Renaissance wing, and the Gaston d'Orléans classic wing, built by François Mansart.

View the ground plan of the Château, Blois.

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