Chambord : the dream of Francis I (and Leonardo da Vinci ?) came true
Domaine national de Chambord 41250 CHAMBORD FRANCE
Opening times : open all year round, closed on the 1st of January and 25th of December.
Our guide's opinion :
The château de Chambord is world-famous. Known as "the greatest château in Loire valley" with 426 rooms and 282 fireplaces !
Not to be missed: the amazing architecture, the extraordinary double spiral staircase and the magnificent terraces with a very nice view. The park surrounding the château has the same area as Inner Paris, with almost 5440 hectares.
Our advice : if an english-speaking guide is available when you arrive, do not hesitate to ask for a guided tour. Chambord is a real maze !
Useful leaflet with maps (for free) at the entrance in every language.
Your budget : the parking is not free (4 euros for a car). Do not forget to pay before leaving and don't loose your ticket, if you want to avoid stress.
Our pictures of Chambord Château.
Castle hotel in Cheverny, at the heart of Loire Chateaux Country