Chateau Chambord, France
Chateau de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France is one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Italian structures.

The Chateau de Chambord features an open double-helix staircase, eleven types of towers, three types of chimneys, more than 800 sculpted columns and 128 meters of façade. The château is surrounded by a 52.5 km² (13,000 acre) wooded park and game reserve maintained with red deer, enclosed by a 31 kilometer (20 mile) wall.

Things to see and do

* Climb the double helix staircase to the royal hunting exhibits
* 3D movie room – virtual tour of the chateau
* National Wildlife Sanctuary
* Horse show – twice daily in the stables of the Marshall of Saxony near the Chateau
* Audio commentary

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 54.38 km² (Chambord)
Population – 200 approx (Chambord)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Travel Links – Chambord is accessible by road from Paris.