Interesting, what I just read in a biography of Marguerite de Navarre. Marguerite had joined her daughter Jeanne, who was recovering from a "strong and furious flux" at Blois. However, at Blois "il n'y avoit pas assez de galleries...pour la faire promener à couvert" (there weren't enough galleries to take Jeanne walking under cover), so she moved her daughter to La Bourdaisière, where, presumably, there were more.
Illustrates yet again the important function galleries played in the lives of Renaissance nobles.
[Source: Pierre Jourda, Marguerite d'Angoulême (Geneva, 1978), I:225]
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