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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  • Extremely disappointed by the whole place to be honest. Scaffolding around most of the building, gardens fenced off and an overpriced entrance fee of €14 each and €6 parking fee just to look at empty....  more
    Extremely disappointed by the whole place to be honest. Scaffolding around most of the building, gardens fenced off and an overpriced entrance fee of €14 each and €6 parking fee just to look at empty....  more »
  • We enjoyed touring Chambord on our own. It is very impressive. One thing to note, the chateau is under construction and scaffolding covers a significant portion of the exterior. Still glad we went... 
    We enjoyed touring Chambord on our own. It is very impressive. One thing to note, the chateau is under construction and scaffolding covers a significant portion of the exterior. Still glad we went...  more »
  • Despite the work that's being done on the chateau at this time (April 2022), the chateau visit was wonderful! Our family selected the audio tour, which was quite informative. It was also pretty easy.....  more
    Despite the work that's being done on the chateau at this time (April 2022), the chateau visit was wonderful! Our family selected the audio tour, which was quite informative. It was also pretty easy.....  more »
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  • Wow! Just wow. Such a beautiful place. Definitely work the travel. I would recommend a bike ride in the French countryside to get there. The chateau is stunning when you see it. It looks like you’re in a dream.
  • Amazing building with lots of interesting history. Pleasant, open gardens in which to relax and have a picnic. Negative points were the lack of bins/recycling points and toilets and the cafe in the castle which was overpriced and not clean.
  • Great castle, no furniture but good exhibitions. Great garden. You can also rent golf cars to drive around and small boats. Wood around is great for a walking tour. At night you can see a lot of wild animals.
  • This is very nice place where is a lot of history. History lovers will love this place. There are also beautiful gardens where u can just sit on bench and enjoy beautiful view. This is really big complex:) When u will close this place u have to visit it :)!
  • Did not have the opportunity to go inside at it closes at 1700. But nonetheless a stunning view from the outside. Also amazing surroundings where you meet many hikers.

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