What are the main elements of Renaissance architecture?
It all started in Florence, where the Renaissance was born. All of the architecture was influenced by the Italian culture which design things in such a way that they were useful and had their main purpose.
Some French Architecture to finish...
As France had many wars with the north of Italy, much of their buildings like this castle brought back some influence from the Italian way of building. Their style distinguishes the different culture they have compared to others.