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.
Tours To Chateau de Chambord
Loire Valley Day Trip including Wine Tasting, Chambord and Chenonceau Castles BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $168
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris: Chambord, Chenonceau with Lunch & Wine BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $185
Duration: 12 hours
Chateau de Chambord Reviews
This sprawling chateau is situated on a waterway with beautiful French gardens. The castle projects an image of strength with its strong architecture and thick stone walls. Too bad it was overcast... more »
A must when visiting Loire castles in France! Best is to book admission tickets online. End of August saves one from over-hot weather and overcrowded castles. Fantastic views, landscape and... 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.
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