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Chateau de Chambord, Chambord
(4.3/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This castle is beautiful a must not miss to go without haste is great to take time to go and walk
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  • The castle is in itself beautiful, but in December with Christmas decorations, it is more beautiful but magical... must see...
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  • Beautiful place, the castle by itself and the surroundings. I was lucky enough to visit it when the weather was sunny, so the place was surrounded by the winter light enhancing the white stones of the...  more »
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  • Great guided tours as well as personal information tools. The tablet tours do a great job at giving history as well as insight into different exhibitions and artifacts. It gets a little busy which makes photos difficult. I also went while it was cold, and the inside is colder than the outside. Overall a good place to visit.
  • Truly a masterpiece. Some people dislike it because only a few rooms are furnished. But 1) the castle is enormous, therefore "only a few" is still not so few, 2) the castle is a magnificent unity by itself, never a dull moment while inside it. I especially like how the outdoor and indoor space are connected seamlessly. I can imagine how refreshing it must be living inside the castle.
  • The area is being developed and I understand why now. This castle is huge and just beautiful. Definitely worth a visit.
  • The one Château I had heard so much about and what a disappointment the experience was! The Château itself is amazing, even though they are finally getting around to doing some much needed restoration work. The grounds is what killed it for me. There is some major work being done on the grounds. Out front is nothing but a dirt pit and all the grass in the back was dead on Sept 7th. The sate everything was in ruined the visit for myself and my friends. I would like to go back and see it when the grounds are completed.
  • One of my favorite places in the world! You love history, you must come! You love nature? Come Food? The best!