The Château de la Rochefoucauld

History and heritage
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A jewel of Renaissance

The Château de la Rochefoucauld is said to be one of the most remarkable castles in France. This site is of interest because of the quality and diversity of its architecture. This most imposing castle of Charente is a jewel of Renaissance. The Roman dungeon, which is the oldest part, and the numerous sculptures are the main points of interest. But the masterpiece of la Rochefoucauld is without a doubt the 16th century continuous spiral staircase. Comprised of 108 steps this monumental piece of work, a design attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, winds majestically around a central pillar.