The royal Château of Chambord

This work of art from the Renaissance period is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The château of Chambord is the biggest château of the Loire and one of the most visited of the Loire Valley.

In the heart of a forest well stocked with game, Chambord was originally only a hunting lodge belonging to the Count of Blois.
Francis I, who particularly appreciated the place, decided to destroy the small château to erect on its site a huge dwelling able to welcome royal hunts and to shelter the Court at the same time. The construction started in 1519 and lasted for 150 years. From medieval and Italian inspiration, this château is said to be designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. The famous double spiral staircase is the masterpiece of Leonardo’s creation.

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