Château de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord and Its Moat
Château de Chambord and Its Moat
Photo by: oletourn, Creative Commons

The Chateau de Chambord is one of the famous manor houses in the world. It is located in Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France, and is renowned for its perfect and unique French architecture which combines the French and Italian classical traditions.

The Chambord was constructed under the rule of King Francois I. Its main purpose was to become a hunting lodge for the king. There are doubts as to who actually designed the original building. Some say the design is attributed to Philibert Delorme, a French Renaissance architect. Others say Leonardo da Vinci played a major role in designing it.

The Chambord Chateau is the largest castle in the entire Loire Valley. The centerpiece of the chateau is the double helix staircase. Both of the helices ascend up to the third floor and never connect. The castle is made up of a central tower that is used for a dungeon with four other towers that support all four corners. The Chambord has 440 rooms, 84 staircases and 365 fireplaces along with vault-shaped hallways on each floor to give the building its cross-like shape. There are 11 kinds of towers and three kinds of chimneys. The entire castle is surrounded by 13,000 acres of wooded parkland.

Chateau de Chambord Panorama
Viewed from the north of the Façade of the Château de Chambord in Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France
Photo by: Stevage, Creative Commons

14 Responses to “Château de Chambord”

  1. Lala-miss-crazzyness says:

    Bonjour à tous ! Pourquoi tout ? Je suis un grand fan de Monuments!!

  2. lolalalalaela says:

    Awesome

  3. bob says:

    Very helpful.Merci beacoup!

  4. Diana says:

    Thanks a lot, or should i say merci beacoup!
    this info helped a lot :)

  5. trins says:

    le poisson de tuna

  6. justin says:

    mercdiw~!!!!!!! ahahahahahahaha

  7. Khải says:

    I love Europe

  8. ... says:

    This is so stupid

  9. Derpina says:

    tres bien.

  10. becca says:

    this is soooo coollll………. ;)

  11. Terry says:

    Such a nice place! I wish I could be there laying on the green grass.

  12. Emily says:

    Tres Bien!!! c’est un SUPER – COOL :) j’adore la Chateau de Chambord!!!

  13. Cameron says:

    Oh goodness, i’m such a hypocrite. I just used WIKIPEDIA for my source in that horrible comment. And what credentials do I have? My oh my, I’m very sorry. Moderator, please don’t let that comment get through.

  14. tooooooommm says:

    just give me bullit points for the facts

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