Chateau de Chambord


posted on 4th of december, 2008


The Chateau de Chambord is one of the most famous castles in the French Loire Valley. This is the largest of the Loire castles. The chateau's plan is pure Renaissance.

It is a Royal castle because it used to be the retreat of some of the most powerful French kings.

The French Renaissance style Chateau Chambord retains architectural harmony. The massive castle is composed of a central keep with four immense bastion towers at the corners.


King Francis I built Chateau Chambord in the Sixteenth century. Leonardo da Vinci himself took part in the design of some of the castle's decorations.

The castle is surrounded by a 52.5 kmĀ² wooded park. It has 440 rooms and 365 fireplaces.

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