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Chateau de Chambord

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Address: Loire Valley, Chambord, France
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+33 2 54 50 40 00
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Chambord is the emblem of the French Renaissance through Europe and the...

Chambord is the emblem of the French Renaissance through Europe and the world. The Domain of Chambord is made up of the château, a village, farms and a wooded area. The domain of Chambord is completely enclosed within a wall, all 5,440 hectares of it. That’s the equivalent of the city of Paris! It is the largest enclosed forest in Europe. The entire site has been the property of the state since 1930; when the public estate was created, article 230 of the law dated 23 February 2005 stated that the possessions making up the domain were given over to it without restriction or exceptions.

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Most beautiful castle ever!!!

After our visit to Blois we continued to château de chambard!! A castle with a heavy history, amazing architecture and complete tour!! The tour facilities were extremely good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Limassol, Cyprus
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After our visit to Blois we continued to château de chambard!! A castle with a heavy history, amazing architecture and complete tour!! The tour facilities were extremely good!! Unfortunately the day was rainy and it wasn't that nice!! Though from parking to the castle there is a small distance but I would like to go back for sure!!!

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ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this review

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to, to discover the new activities and exhibitions. More 

Paris, France
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is one of the best Chateau s I ever visited in France. First of all, it's a government domain, so they have enough investments to maintain it properly. Another amazing point is that there is no tour or 1-2-3 map, so you are free to roam as you wish and stay in any room as long as you... More 

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ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this review

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Indeed, the castle of Chambord, located in the heart of the largest closed forest park of Europe, is a worldwide emblem of the Renaissance period. Inside, you can wander freely through nearly 70 rooms. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting chateau! The history and architecture are a delight. Trying to visit all rooms, you can get lost in the maze that goes around the center (incredible) double helix staircase. If you want to appreciate it all, you need at least two hours. The inside is quite cold (we were there in winter) so dress warmly and look... More 

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ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this review

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Actually, Chambord is the very essence of the Renaissance in which you can visit no less than 426 rooms. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to, to discover the new activities and exhibitions. More 

Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is very beautiful, the parc around it makes it even better because at some time of the year you can see animals around wich gives a magical feel to the place. The only thing is that it's very empty Inside, there is no furniture so when I visited for the first time I wondered why it was so... More 

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ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this review

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. From a decade, a refurnishing campaign has been set up at the chateau de Chambord thanks to a partnership with the Mobilier National and allows visiting a large number of furnished apartments, especially at the first floor. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to... More 

south africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with friends - think / hours minimum are required. Extremely large castle - lots of history. I'm sure the gardens will be amazing once the construction is complete. Stunning gift shop. Don't miss all the views from the balconies.

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ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this review

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to, to discover the new activities and exhibitions. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Chambord when travelling the Loire valley from tours. Spend a few hours here to truly explore the extent of the castle and grounds. It is absolutely massive, and to think that it was built as a holiday home of the Kings who only stayed there a few times! Climb along the walls and the main staircase designed by... More 

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ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this review

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Indeed, the castle of Chambord, located in the heart of the largest closed forest park of Europe, is an emblem of the Renaissance period. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to, to discover the new... More 

Australia
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105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in winter and site was very cold. That said a must see. The decadence of the era is beyond belief but the fact that it is almost completely empty is also a shame as the furnishings were apparently burned to heat the premises when used during war years. The size of this castle is immense and is currently undergoing... More 

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ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this review

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to, to discover the new activities and exhibitions. More 

Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to a massive cheteau and estate. I cannot emphasize enough how massive it is. I suggest no less than 4 hours on low season and probably no less than 6 hours on tourist season. Massive and ornate gardens flank the chateau from every direction. The estate is located in the middle of a great forest... More 

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ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this review

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Actually, the domain of Chambord is completely enclosed within a wall, all 5,440 hectares of it. That’s the equivalent of the city of Paris! It is the largest enclosed forest in Europe. Concerning the castle, Chambord is the very essence of the Renaissance through the World. Pleased... More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to take at least a half day to truly appreciate this massive and lovely property! The fireplaces, staircases, art, furnishings, doors, gardens, towers, etc. are all stunning. Such an incredible place to visit and such a treasure! We will return!

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ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this review

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to to discover the new activities and exhibitions. More 

Paris, Fr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Beautiful castle, tough to visit when it's really cold during winter time, but can't wait to go back there for a nice visit during a sunset in summertime. It's a bit empty but very nice architecture and the double helix staircase, I do love the view from the terrasse, the french garden should be ready soon

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