Located in the Loir-et-Cher department, 14 kilometres from Blois and 164 kilometres from Paris, the Chambord Castle is the most enormous of the Loire Valley Castles as well as being one of the most prestigious and most visited. It is particularly famous for its double helix staircase, which has been attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, two people can climb it together without passing one another. The Chambord Castle is an architectural masterpiece of the Renaissance. Built in the sixteenth century under the supervision of King François I, nicknamed as the Prince Architect, the Chambord Castle sits majestically in the middle of Europe’s largest enclosed woodland park (which covers around 5,440 hectares enclosed by 32 kilometre long wall). Today it is home to red deer and wild boar and is a national hunting and wild game reserve. This magnificent creation with its unique lines impresses all with the enormity of its architectural scale and by the sheer extravagance of the works carried out: 156 metre of façade, 426 rooms, 77 staircases, 282 fireplaces and 800 sculpted capitals. This was one of the largest construction projects of the Renaissance. Today, you can visit not only the royal apartments of François I and Louis XIV and the amazing roofscape which bristles with turrets, chimneys and dormer windows, you can also admire the magnificent views from its terraces. There is something exciting going on here all year round: exhibitions, nocturnal spectacles, horse shows and many other entertainments. Set off on your very own discovery of the Loire Valley Castles tour in minibus with Pariscityvision.com and enjoy priority access on your visit to Chambord.
You have to visit Chambord Castle if you come near Blois. But several places are amazing too :
2-day sight-seeing tour to discover the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. Guided tours included: Château d'Amboise, Clos Lucé, gardens of Villandry, Château de Chenonceau, Château de Cheverny and Chambord Castle.
Two days for a guided tour of the Mont Saint-Michel and its abbey, including a sight-seeing tour of the Châteaux of the Loire Valley: Langeais, Chenonceau and Chambord castle. Accommodation included, transport by bus from Paris.
A 3-day sight-seeing tour to discover the Châteaux of the Loire and Mont Saint-Michel, between Normandy and the Loire Valley: the château of Langeais, Clos Lucé, the gardens of Villandry, Tours, the châteaux of Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord.
Discover the legendary Mont Saint-Michel and its bay. Take a 3-day trip to walk on the landing beaches of Omaha Beach and Arromanches, visit Rouen, Honfleur and Saint-Malo, and the Châteaux of the Loire Valley at Langeais, Chenonceau and Chambord Castle.
Visit the finest Châteaux of the Loire, Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau, built during the Renaissance. Discover the pleasures of the Loire Valley in the footsteps of Francis I and other Kings of France.
Exclusive offer: get a 15% discount on your trip if you go in August. Visit the finest Châteaux of the Loire at your own pace. Take a guided tour (audio guide) of the majestic Château of Chambord and the magnificent Château of Chenonceau with its elegant interior. A fascinating plunge back into the Renaissance. Also see the superb Château of Cheverny.
Fly aboard one of our helicopters in order to see with a different point of view some prestigious castles and sumptuous residences which make the renowned of our region.
Small groups or private tours. Discover the Châteaux of the Loire with our driver guide. Visit the Château of Amboise with Leonardo da Vinci’s grave. Lunch. Visit the Château of Chenonceau and its gardens. Visit the Château of Chambord.