I've seen the palace from the outside more than once but early last summer we decided to see the inside. I remember the day well. We arrived too early and had to wait for the doors to open, but it was exceptionally hot and trying to find a shady spot to wait wasn't easy.
Many of the ceilings inside are magnificent but these two at least are reminiscent of upturned hulls of boats. I don't know if it was by accident or design but Jacques Coeur made his fortune from trading and commerce and owned twelve ships. There are references to his ships in a number of places so I like to think the ceilings reflect his dependence on ships too.
This second picture shows the attics which would once have been an area for storage and for servants' rooms. The ceiling is apparently unique in that it's made entirely of rafters.
A two-in-one post for the Photo Hunts.