Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine's Hall of the Lost Footsteps
Now inside Poitier's Palace of Justice, this vast hall was part of Eleanor of Aquitaine's palace. It was said to be so big that the sound of footsteps was lost - thus the name. Don't miss the t huge, carved fireplaces at one end. It's free to visit, but hours are limited, so double-check before you go. Eleanor was quite a woman - married to a King of France, then married to a King of England and was mother to two additional kings of England.
By Gayle Keck, AFAR Contributor
10 Place Alphonse le Petit Palais des comtes du Poitou et Ducs d'Aquitaine, 86000 Poitiers, France
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