Château de Chambord is a French royal castle situated near
Château de Chambord Facts
The Château de Chambord was Francis I’s 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 pareil’.
Château de Chambord Visits
Opening times and tickets:
For more information about each day opening hours and tickets you need to
dispaly the the "plan your visit" calendar on the official website.
Contact details: You can also book you visit onlne here, or by phone at 02 54 50 40 00.
Visit the other Castles in Loire
Chateau de Brissac,
Chateau de Blois,
Chateau d Azay le Rideau,
Chateau d Anet
Château de Chambord panorama ©
Château de Chambord Map
Château de Chambord Address: Maison des Réfractaires, 41250 Chambord, France.
Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:
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