Chateau de Chambord, Chambord

Must see · 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Chateau de Chambord by using our Chambord trip itinerary site.
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  • Massive castle designed for hunting and rarely inhabited. Its masterpiece is the dual revolving staircase thought to be designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. What is striking is the symmetry at all levels.....  more »
  • Chambord castle was really interesting and impressive. It was the first castle I saw. I keep a beautifull memory. I learned lots of things about the castle and the king François 1er because the rooms....  more »
  • Aftre weeks, months even of confinemant I had a bit of a culture shock arriving in this castle. All of a sudden we were confronted with large crowds, admittedey everyone wears a mask on the premises.....  more »
  • Impressive chateau from the outside but presentation on the inside was disappointing. No signed route within the chateau. Parking for a Motor home was €11 even though we were not stopping the night. Same price for 24hr stop. Drive past and admire from afar.
  • Absolutely beautiful. You can definitely see a feminine touch to this chateau. Immaculate exterior and interior, the gardens and stables are stunning. Property also has swans, ducks, donkeys and chickens.
  • An amazing castle! Gorgeous from inside out. The park next to it is wonderful. Eprth visiting once in a lifetime!
  • Never get tired of the complex skyline and intricate interior. The history of the place is also fascinating, 500 years and going strong, with many patches of abandonment. We have drunk more than our share of wine having a picnic in the grounds, just gazing at the structure and wondering... what stories it could tell. If you go to the Loire to see castles, make sure this is one of them... simply superb!
  • Beautiful castle and a nice 2 hours visit. If you're going there during winter or autumn, don't forget a sweater and a jacket; The castle can become pretty cold and wet !

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