The Castillet illuminated
The Castillet seen from Quai Vauban
For Many years a rumour abounded that Louis XVI, the son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, had died in the Castillet. During the renovations a cell was found behind a heavy door and had been walled over to conceal it. When opened the builder found the remains of a child, that unfortunately turned to dust once contact was made with the air. It was naturally assumed that they were infact the remains of the young prince. This story goes back to 1946 and was only officially denied in the year 2000 following a DNA test. As to the identity of the body found in the Castillet, the mystery still remains.