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Chateau de Chambord

Loire Valley, Chambord, France
+33 2 54 50 40 00
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Chambord is the emblem of the French Renaissance through Europe and the world. The Domain of Chambord is made up of the château, a village, farms and a wooded area. The domain of Chambord is completely enclosed within a wall, all 5,440 hectares of it. That’s the equivalent of the city of Paris! It is the largest enclosed forest in Europe. The entire site has been the property of the state since 1930; when the public estate was created, article 230 of the law dated 23 February 2005 stated that the possessions making up the domain were given over to it without restriction or exceptions.
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“loire valley” (199 reviews)
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Loire Valley, Chambord, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This chateau is very well maintained and has a fascinating story behind it's existence. The grounds are beautiful. We got to the chateau when it opened (it's best to get there early to miss the crowds) and toured the property. After we toured we had...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well, it's an unpleasant Disneyland-style experience, no way around it. The crowds are immense. But Chambord itself is also immense, so it doesn't feel THAT crowded, even inside. Now, the interior of Chambord is dull, dull, dull. Yes, there's the famous "double staircase". And there...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yes... this IS the most amazing chateau of the Loire call when it comes to the size and overwhelming impression from the outside. But the inside is really dull and not worth a visit. But yes, the outside is a real mustMore

Thank Moshe D
ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Today, a large part of the apartments of the first floor of the chateau are furnished thanks to a refurnishing campaign as well as a partnership with the Mobilier National. Pleased that...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing castle. Budget at least half a day as the tour will take several hours. The castle is huge, with fascinating history and breathtaking views from the many balconies. The audio tour is worth renting for sure. We did not spend much...More

Thank Mike M
ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to to discover the new activities and exhibitions.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Spend there 5-6 hrs with our small kids, incl horse riding and birds show. Show just in french but still impressive for the kids. Castle inside was also really awesome, but for us no way to complete the tour in 1.5hrs....More

Thank Busyytraveller
ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Parking at 6 euros per day and per vehicle is a reasonable cost to contribute to the maintenance and the conservation of the domaine national de Chambord. That system eventually allows controlling...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing place top visit - we stayed locally and rented bikes. the chateaus was within cycling distance and we went there 4 times! It is just beautiful - for the tour, for picnics, for the wine tasting and for the experience of...More

Thank Sharon F
ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to to discover the new activities and exhibitions.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This chateau is absolutely magnificent, magnificent spires reaching up into the sky. A magificent example of French Renaissance architecture, with beautiful gardens.It began as a hunting lodge in 1519 and 30 years later was transformed into this magnificent chateau. We caught the bus from Blois...More

Thank Lois G
ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to to discover the new activities and exhibitions.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Put your two Bromptons in the boot of the car - park there, and cycle around the chateau. Then cycle through the extensive woodlands around the place, and finish with a picnic under the trees looking at this opulent place. We didn't go inside as...More

Thank jonbgem
ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to to discover the new activities and exhibitions.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Well, what to say, on the outside, this is a beautiful and stunning looking Chateau, then sadly you step inside! However, parking!! Asked for the disabled parking and was directed just about as far away from the chateau as possible, not a great start!!. Once...More

1  Thank Kelvin M
ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Parking at 6 euros per day and per vehicle is a reasonable cost to contribute to the maintenance and the conservation of the domaine national de Chambord. That system eventually allows controlling...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited this chateau many times over the last 35+ years & it never ceases to amaze me. It is a absolutely in class of its own, certainly among the best of the best anywhere. Miss this, & you're missing a treasure.

Thank Stephen K
ChateaudeChambord, Service communication at Chateau de Chambord, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

The domaine national de Chambord thanks you for your visit and your comment. Pleased that this journey fulfilled you, we invite you to come back as soon as you would like to to discover the new activities and exhibitions.

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Taylor P
18 June 2017|
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Response from ChateaudeChambord | Property representative |
Hello Taylor, We thank you for your question. To visit the castles of the Loire, best is actually to rent a car allowing you to develop the program which you wish. You can also, for Loir-et-Cher, take the shuttle 41 which... More
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Ben R
25 May 2017|
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Hello You can not enter the castle and the French formal gardens with a dog even kept on lead. But you can enjoy the surroundings and park with your dog without any problem. Best regards
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Ibrahim M
17 April 2017|
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Hello, To visit the château and gardens, plan approximately two hours (minimum). It's possible to lunch on the spot : in the castle or in the restaurants located on the square of the village (next to the château of Chambord).
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