Minstrels' gallery

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The elaborate minstrels' gallery in the Lescot Wing's lower main room, Louvre Palace, Paris Caryatids in Paris-Louvre.jpg
The elaborate minstrels' gallery in the Lescot Wing's lower main room, Louvre Palace, Paris

A minstrels' gallery is a form of balcony, often inside the great hall of a castle or manor house, and used to allow musicians (originally minstrels) to perform, sometimes discreetly hidden from the guests below.

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