The winged stags

The large winged stag in the middle of the central enclosure represents King Charles VII in his kingdom. The stag had long been associated with the royal image in medieval symbolism, but it was not until the reign of Charles VI (1380-1422) that the figure of the "flying stag" (as it was then called) made its appearance. It was often represented during the reign of Charles VII, usually bearing the royal escutcheon (the arms of France with three fleurs-de-lis, shown here at the stags’ necks); the king himself was called the "noble flying stag".
The large stag is joined in the enclosure by two smaller winged stags, entering the kingdom of France : these represent the provinces of Normandy and Guyenne, reconquered after the battles of Formigny (1450) and Castillon (1453).