Loches castle during the French Revolution... and its strange armchairs

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Loches castle Castle Castle of the Loire Valley Imprisonment French Revolution

Next to the oratory is Anne’s study. A room who was transformed into a jail, during the French Revolution. Hey, look at those chairs: those are Louis XVI’s chairs made of beech wood, with a decoration also known as ″prisoners’ medallions″: a tapestry with the names of prisoners locked here during the Reign of Terror…

Those furniture date back to the end of the 18th century, of course. If you look up, there are 2 sentences on the wall. Do you see them? They say:

C'est ici que du sort les injustes rigueurs voulurent m'accabler de cruelles douleurs mais tel que dans le port fermé dans le naufrage mon cœur fier et tranquille au milieu de l'orage toujours plus grand que ces malheurs des héros de mon sang imita le courage.

And:

A jamais dans mon cœur malgré tous les ennuis d'une longue souffrance et le cruel destin dont je subi la loi il est encore des biens pour moi, le tendre amour et la douce espérance.

Some desperate prisoners’ cry from the heart, who were waiting here their last hours...


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