Chambord is situated less than two hours south of Paris and is the most prestigious castle of the French Renaissance. Visiting this castle will bring you back to the era of François the first.
A beauty from the Renaissance
Chambord castle is the mark of the beginning of the French Renaissance, which combines Italian skills and French traditions. Chambord is a majestuous castle, with perfect proportions and a great harmony between volumes and decor.
Take Leonardo’s staircase to reach the highest point of the castle. From there, you will admire the roofs and their turrets, the chimneys and the impressive skylights, and enjoy the stunning view on a domain which is as big as Paris itself.
The castle was first owned by the crown and then became the residence of the King. It is a beautiful site which most renowned for the way it was built, over the river Cher, but also for its destiny: the castle was loved and managed by prestigious women such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis. Nowadays, Chenonceau Castle is the most visited castle in France, after Versailles.
In French History, Chenonceau is known as “the Ladies’ Castle”. It was built in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet and embellished by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis. It was saved from the Revolution by Madame Dupin.
This feminine touch can be seen everywhere in the castle and this is what preserved it from conflicts and wars, and what has always made it a peaceful place.
Booking compulsory: Meet us every day at 9am at the tourist office of Blois | Chambord to visit