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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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  • Park your car on the parking a little further from the Castle and walk a little along the Canal. This makes it even more impressive. Though busy but well worth.
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  • Superb, amazing! Must see! Free for teachers and the young french under 18 years of age! Cool! We had a very friendly fun tour for kids but we n have not learned much that was just funny enough documented children have learned not much may be more suited for less than 7 years. We regret not having taken the tablet to better discover the Castle! Finally take your picnic prices are high in the Castle!
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  • Chambord is and will remain a beautiful castle, one of the most beautiful of the Loire. If you take the time, the visit takes at least 4 hours, and then we can go to eat. Many parts of the Castle are available as well as the roofs and garden. It's really a wonder of architecture. Just a shame that some tourists pollute the visit to push people to make pictures, story to tell that we visited this place... without really interested in history and its wonders, and the parking place is paid (4 Euros in a poor field)
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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."
  • Impressive from outside, not so much impressive from inside. The gardens are practically inexistent, only grass. There is a show with horaes organized at some time for which you hqve to pay, too much - generated only frustration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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