The Château de Chambord located in the Loire Valley is one of the largest and most famous of all French castles. A perfect example of French renaissance architecture, it has a striking appearance which has come to typify the fairytale castle. The sixteenth century fort boasts a large moat, huge towers and a grand double spiral staircase in its interior. It also contains a 13,000-acre forest within its boundaries - as big as the entire city of Paris! It’s not just the architecture of the castle which will impress you; it also contains a wealth of 18th and 19th century furniture which will help you to step into the shoes of kings like Louis XIV.
The closest airports to Chambord are Paris Charles de Gaulle, Orly or Tours airports. If you’re flying in to one of the Paris airports, you can get to Blois-Chambord in an hour and 20 minutes from Paris Austerlitz station. From Blois-Chambord, take the shuttle to the château. The castle and gardens are open every day from 9am to 6pm from March to November and from 9am to 5pm from November to March. General admission is €11 per adult with free admission for under-18s and EU residents aged between 18 and 25. Note that if you do travel by car, parking costs €6 per day.
Make the most of your trip to Chambord by experiencing one of the many events that are held in this spectacular venue. Each year the Chambord Festival features contemporary and classical concerts with renowned performers. Throughout the summer of 2016, you can step back in time during the new exhibition: ‘A New Show of Horses & Birds of Prey: Francis I, The King Chevalier’. Witness a knights’ tournament, indulge in a banquet from the days of the Renaissance, find out how the Chambord stables worked and watch birds of prey in flight. Check the Chambord website for more information on current exhibitions and shows.
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There are plenty of sights to see and activities to keep you occupied in the Loire Valley: sample some of the finest wines in the country by visiting some of the famous Loire Valley vineyards; head to nearby castle Chenonceau; and take some time out in the Parc Oriental de Maulevrier.
To find out more information about the opening hours, entrance fee and how to purchase tickets to Chambord, head to the official website. You’ll also be able to find out information about other interesting sites such as Cheverny, the Musée d’Orsay and the Parc Astérix.
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