Chateau de Chambord, Chambord

Chateau de Chambord is the quintessential monument to the flamboyance of French kings; all the grandeur with a dash of delightful whimsy. A dreamscape of turrets and towers rises from the terrace, resulting in its trademark silhouette that has often been likened to the skyline of a city. François I built it to serve as his hunting lodge and it is surrounded by forests that serve as a perfect lead-in to the jaw-dropping first glimpse. The Castle is a perfect example of sixteenth-century Renaissance architecture. When inside, don't miss the famed double helix stairways, rumored to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Explore its vaulted hallways, 400 palatial rooms, decorative staircases, and end your visit by taking a walk in the sprawling gardens. Put Chateau de Chambord into our Chambord vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chambord.
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  • August 17, 2017
    North in the future will be a Chambord in the future, see the male 偉 Castle and the port Pavilion Park don't really must visit! Chambord but before China King's Palace ... But because the materials cause, Dept of China Wang rarely live in this er ~ internal/f staircase very magical, Tri/f under a ladder/f see the Yes side, Re:Torpark West design design of Prada, too 厲 hurt!
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  • August 17, 2017
    The last of our return ride from Northern France as imposing as presentation and as a gateway into the big park. Externally it is spectacular, maybe could use some restored but leaves you speechless. Only one in which we pay parking (€4) we enter with 30 minutes straight to the ticket when the entrance right in the castle there are free cases (?). Let's say nn looks like Versailles, remains somewhat more medieval X interiors, a little emptier and poor. We devote an hour to a lap time X the photos. Nice view from the terrace on the Park. Minimalist gardens with some lawn and plant. Very commercial with bike rides and boat. From Sunday. However if you go to France N1 N2 fontanbleau N 3 Versailles Loire Valley Chambord Chenonceau Cheverny Villandry
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  • August 17, 2017
    My last visit was conducted in a few decades, but since then, the french garden, landscaping of the moat, bike rentals / boats / carts, visit with the histopad and the rest a day 5 stars in an exceptional place, with reasonable rates (free - 25 years). For once, proud of what one can do in France, and the desire to return to activities in the forest
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  • September 2, 2017
    A great place to visit. Breathtaking views and great park areas. Take a electric car and see the chateaux at its best. Food a bit pricey so take a packed lunch. Viewing towers to see the stags and wild boer. A good guide to how it used to be.
  • August 6, 2017
    Slightly off the path but stunning. The grounds are clean cut but beautiful. The inside has paintings as well as cool rooms. All around it is great.
  • August 2, 2017
    Most impressive of all castles. It's design and history sets it apart from any other. A turkey wonder and an absolute must see! Guided visit wasn't great but still useful.
  • September 3, 2017
    Unbelievable palace. Huge and very well maintained. Guided tours. The gardens outside are great. A must see...
  • August 10, 2017
    A remarkable castle borne out of a highly regarded French King's desire to symbolize royal power and authority. Today, it's a very well kept and organized monument that has a lot to offer in terms of visit formats and opportunities to learn about a significant period in the History of France.

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