Chambord

Chambord, Castle in the Loire Valley, France

Chambord

Chambord is a majestic castle in the Loire Valley of France, about three hours south/southwest of Paris. King Francis I wanted to replace the primitive castle with something much larger, so construction started in 1519 and ended in 1547, but the castle wasn’t completed until 1685.

Chambord, Castle, Loire Valley, France

Chambord

The castle has 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces, 84 staircases and a beautiful double spiral staircase. It is the largest castle in the Loire Valley, and is surrounded by 13,000 wooded acres.

Chambord, Castle, Loire Valley, France

Chambord


Chambord, Castle, Loire Valley, France

Chambord

I love the detail on the outside of the castle.

Chambord, Castles, Loire Valley, France

Chambord


Chambord, Castles, Loire Valley, France

Chambord


Chambord, Castle, Loire Valley, France

Chambord

Chambord is definitely worth the visit if you are in France and love castles as much as I do. During the summer, the castle can have 8,000 visitors a day, so plan on getting there early.

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    1. The Travel Wench

      Thanks for visiting Frank. The castle is majestic, enormous and well worth the visit. I think the castle is large enough that it didn’t seem very crowded, and we were there in the summer when tourism is high. I don’t like crowds…and 8000 visitors a day does sound like a turn off, but it wasn’t noticeable! 🙂

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