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Palace of justice photo, description Palais de justice de Poitiers)

The Palace of justice in Poitiers at the beginning of its history was a Royal residence, which in the VIII century Charlemagne built for his own son Louis I the Pious. Loving father not only built the Palace, but was restored to the heir to the Kingdom of Aquitaine, and Louis had declared him king still in its infancy.

After the death of Louis the Pious United the Frankish state broke up, as his sons started a war for power. The Palace became the property of the counts of Poitiers. The first building of the Palace built by Charlemagne on the remains of Roman structures have not been preserved, as in the XI century was completely destroyed. In its place was erected a new Palace, which with modifications has survived to the present day.

One such change in the appearance of the Palace was built in the early XII century donjon. It was built by order of Duke Guillaume IX for his mistress viscountess de Chatellerault. The tower was named Obergon. At the end of XII century the Palace was equipped the largest in Europe dining - room, the size of which was 50 metres by 17. This huge space was not heard even the sound of footsteps, it was called the "hall of inaudible do".

The reconstruction of the Palace was conducted in the second half of the XIV and early XV century, and it was conducted in between the conflicts of the hundred years war. During this period, was partially restored tower Obergon, but remained unfinished. In the interior of the Palace appeared the decor in the style of "flaming Gothic" was also rebuilt the South wall of the great hall.

The name of the former Royal Palace was due to the fact that in the first half of the XV century it was the seat of the judicial establishment, judicial meetings were held here during the French revolution. Later the Palace housed the court of appeal.