(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: le cortil

Look closely at the lower right corner: the huge Chateau d’Amboise has a ‘little yard’ — cortil in Old French — and a side door.
A closer look.
At the top.
Another view of the chateau.
The chapel.

Also see here and here.

8 thoughts on “(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: le cortil

    1. Oh, I know! Because the original plantings and a lot of the original architecture of the chateau has been destroyed in one revolution or another, the landscaping is very modern, but with nods to the past. There is also a lovely cemetery with the graves of the Algerian servants who followed their king to his exile/imprisonment at Amboise.

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