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Palais de Poitiers, elevation of the facade by Viollet-le-Duc

Palais de Poitiers, elevation of the facade by Viollet-le-Duc

Bretèche from Deniers tower in Strasbourg. + Other illustrations, cross-sections and explanations (in French).  In medieval fortresses, a bretèche or brattice is a small balcony with machicolations, usually built over a gate and sometimes in the corners of the fortress' wall, with the purpose of enabling defenders to shoot or throw objects at the attackers huddled under the wall.

Bretèche from Deniers tower in Strasbourg. + Other illustrations, cross-sections and explanations (in French). In medieval fortresses, a bretèche or brattice is a small balcony with machicolations, usually built over a gate and sometimes in the corners of the fortress' wall, with the purpose of enabling defenders to shoot or throw objects at the attackers huddled under the wall.

Viollet-le-Duc, aquarelle. Coll. Geneviève Viollet-le-Duc. Cl. Philippe Berthé © CNMHS, Paris.

Castle parts: Design and construction of Medieval castles, chateaux forts, stately homes, manor houses and country houses in Europe and around the world.

La petite commune de Grésignac ne possède pas un formidable château fort. Pourtant ce lieu est fascinant à découvrir car.... il montre l'une des plus belles mottes féodales de France.

La petite commune de Grésignac ne possède pas un formidable château fort. Pourtant ce lieu est fascinant à découvrir car.... il montre l'une des plus belles mottes féodales de France.

Schaerbeek - Verwée-Huis - Place Colignon 12 - VAN MASSENHOVE Henri

Schaerbeek - Verwée-Huis - Place Colignon 12 - VAN MASSENHOVE Henri

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