Chateau de Chambord, Chambord

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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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  • What should I write to the Castle? Two notes. Also outside opening hours, to get to the Castle. It opens at 9:00. Be the best at this time at the entrance. From 11:00, it will be full. It is still a beautiful castle, but the magic disappears.
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  • As soon as you see this castle upon arriving at the car park, we feel the exceptional side of the architectural harmony and unique aesthetic that characterizes. All surprises and delights, not to forget the Church St. Louis out. But the Bill is heavy: the car park €6, the entertainment supplement of the price of the entrance ticket, for a family, it's quite a budget? Me, I was alone and I took advantage, of the park for a walk of 5 km.
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  • Chambord is amazing for its architecture and the famous stair (conceived by Leonardo da Vinci) - what I like most was this stair, and the appartments of François 1er, as well a the gallery on the roof...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Probably the best and most Gorgeous Castle in La Loire. If you have one to see, go for this one! Worth the price. Gardens are awesome !
  • Beautiful fairytale. Don't forget to watch the information video a rest after climbing stairs. This place will not let you down.
  • Whoa. This is what I call a castle! A good place to stop for a picnic, eat at one of the restaurants or just wander (rent a golf cart!) around the castle.
  • 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.

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