This room used to have a stone vaulted ceiled but was destroyed in fire and replaced by a coffered ceiling. Fires were frequent and there were three: in 1506 (under Genovese rule), in 1597 (under Provençal rule) and in 1747 during the Austro-Sardinian war. In the end, the room remained open to the elements.
Come back the day after tomorrow when we'll explore more of the Great Room. Tomorrow is Theme Day, of course.
Note 1. I've added copy to the last two days' entries - discussing the drawbridge and the retractable staircase. I visited the castle again this morning, this time writing down a lot more information and this time legibly enough for me to read it when I got home!
Note 2. Roquebrune village in New York? Does it exist? Go to New York City Daily Photo to find out!