Thursday, September 11, 2014

emblems of royalty

At château Gaillard, you will find over a carved stone fireplace hearth these royal emblems of King Louis XII and his Queen Anne de Bretagne.  The king's is the porcupine and the queen's is the ermine. What do you think that said about their personalities !?


  1. Beautiful carving work. The King was a prickly fellow you didn't want to mess with. The Queen was stealthy.