"CHAMBORD" Top 5 Page for this destination Centre Things to Do Tip by Helga67

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by Helga67

The largest of the Loire château and considered one of the most extraordinary structures in Europe, Chambord sits in the middle of a 13,000-acre royal game forest. Begun by François I in 1519, it took 12 years to build and required 1,800 workers. There are 440 rooms and 365 chimneys on the roof, and a wall 32 km (20 mi) long encloses the forest (you can wander through 3,000 acres of it; the rest is reserved for wild boar and other game). The vast rooms are filled with a variety of exhibits (including a hunting museum) - not all concerned with Chambord, but interesting nonetheless.
The entrance fee was 7 EUR.
More info and pics are found in my Chambord page.

Directions: Between Beaugency and Blois
Website: http://www.monuments.fr

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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