Château de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord panorama

Château de Chambord is a French royal castle situated near Blois.

Château de Chambord Facts

Chateau de Chambord roof detail

The Château de Chambord was Francis I’s a personal project, and he had undertaken the immense construction with all the enthusiasm of the early years of his reign.

He pursued the project for 30 years, even though the court had left the Loire Valley in 1525 and he himself spent only a few brief periods at the château.

His obstinacy is explained less by his desire to build a hunting lodge for his own pleasure than by his conviction of the political importance of the arts: he wished to build an exceptional structure that would bear eternal witness to his glory and to that of his kingdom.

Chambord took on its full, political, significance when Francis took the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to visit it, or when Henry VIII of England sought to imitate it at Nonsuch Palace in Surrey, another castle ‘sans parents.

Château de Chambord Visits

Opening times and tickets:

Chateau de Chambord

For more information about each day’s opening hours and tickets, you need to display the “plan your visit” calendar on the official website.

Contact details: You can also book your visit online here, or by phone at 02 54 50 40 00.

Chateau de Chambord interior

Visit the other Castles in Loire Valley:

Chateau de Chenonceau,
Chateau de Brissac,
Chateau de Blois,
Chateau d Azay le Rideau,
Chateau d Anet

Château de Chambord Location

Château de Chambord Address: Maison des Réfractaires, 41250 Chambord, France. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow

Château de Chambord Map

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