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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.
Tours to Chateau de Chambord
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Loire Valley Day Tour Chambord and Chenonceau plus Lunch at a Private Castle
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Day Tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Chambord & Caves Ambacia from Tours/Amboise
Tours from $214 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Loire Valley Most Visited Castles Private Tour from Tours or Amboise
Tours from $516 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Loire Valley Castles VIP Private Tour: Chambord, Chenonceaux, Amboise
Tours from $824 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Loire Valley 2 Days private tour all inclusive from Paris with train tickets
Tours from $1,428 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Day tour of Chateaux of Chambord, Blois, Cheverny & wine tasting at local winery
Tours from $236 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Loire Valley private one full day tour, with Round Trip Train Tickets From Paris
Tours from $769 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Loire Valley 2 full Days private tour all inclusive from Paris by TGV train.
Tours from $1,318 ›
Chateau de Chambord reviews
Despite the ongoing restoration this grand renaissance pile is very impressive. The interiors are less impressive than the highly restored Blois, which also benefits from a large number of fine...
Despite the ongoing restoration this grand renaissance pile is very impressive. The interiors are less impressive than the highly restored Blois, which also benefits from a large number of fine... more »
One of the largest and grandest of the Loire chateau, we very much enjoyed seeing this for the 2nd time after a 26 year gap. Based on the enormous cost of keeping this place looking good and...
One of the largest and grandest of the Loire chateau, we very much enjoyed seeing this for the 2nd time after a 26 year gap. Based on the enormous cost of keeping this place looking good and... more »
This is the best castle I've seen in the Loire valley. It is huge and the architecture is very complex, like its spiraling main staircase. There is a lot to see, and the castle also has some art displays. It's actually a big site with a garden, church, village, etc. The only downside is that the parking lot is €6 (other castles don't make visitors pay parking) but given the size of the site, I suppose it goes toward its preservation. A must see!
Impressive castle set on huge grounds. We found the artwork exhibits the most interesting aspects, plus the double helix staircase at center of building. Very crowded, next time we would try to be there early when they open.
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