Château de la Ferté-Milon
The rectangular esplanade was formerly the interior courtyard of the fortress. The fortress has windows on three levels and defences which include machiolations and three large beak-towers. The castle's rectangular keep was laid to waste in 1594. There are magnificent 15C bas-reliefs engraved into the alcoves beneath three-centred arches at the top of the towers. One of the bas-reliefs depicts the Crowning of the Virgin. Beneath this scene, three angels hold up the French coat of arms. The horizontal crosspiece refers to the Orléans, a collateral branch of the royal family.