Chateau de Chambord, Chambord

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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  • Chambord is an impressive castle it should be on your short list. It is not decorated, mostly empty but the structure and the castle itself is imposing. The entrance fee is 14,5Eur and you can find al...  more »
  • Absolutely sublime castle, one of the most beautiful in France. Attention only a few rooms are furnished, the rest of the castle being without furniture. The double-screw staircase is a rare wonder, the grand architecture and the view from the breathtaking rooftops. The histopad is in addition to the ticket. A must-see visit among the Loire castles.
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  • 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.
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