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Chateau de Chambord, Chambord

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Castle Historic Site
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 is one of the highlights of the Chateaux in Loire Valley, Chambord is a must visit, its beautiful gardens and its unique intertwined staircases makes it unique, while visiting the roof and the vi...  more »
  • We went to Chambord on a tour with Paris City Vision. The chateau grounds are pretty and there's a nice river that runs in front of it. The chateau itself is empty and learning about it's history is i...  more »
  • The Chateau de Chambord is a must-see in the Loire Valley. It is in remarkable condition and has some excellent exhibits. The chateau is picturesque and a pleasure to tour. Plan several hours for a to...  more »
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  • Just an amazing chateau. Very large. Fairly cool inside. The gardens and estate are immense. Well worth the visit. As Mel Brooks would say,"It's good to be king."
  • You will not be disappointed, this is probably the most extravagant hunting lodge in the world. Built to dazzle and impress, it certainly does! Plan for at least 3 hours and it will fly by.
  • Beautiful Chateau. The tour with ipad is fun, but felt a little distracting. With that said, it provided a lot of additional information that I wouldn't have had without it. Easily could spend a whole day exploring this location!
  • Absolutely beautiful place! The grounds are open, well kept, and lovely. The structure is well maintained, curated well, and an absolute joy to tour. Should be on everyone's list who visits France.
  • Lovely château and grounds. Also some gift shops and choices or cafes.