CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBORD
Petit Futé's opinion on CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBORD
Emblem of the French Renaissance throughout the world, Chambord cannot be dissociated from its natural environment, the forest. With its 5,440 hectares and 32 kilometres of surrounding walls, the national estate of Chambord is the largest enclosed park in Europe. Much more than a castle, Chambord is a jewel of architecture and nature, born of the dream of François I and inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. The visit immerses the public in a unique and enchanting atmosphere. The activities are particularly varied... By means of a digital tablet using augmented reality, the public rediscovers Chambord and explores the castle as it was in the 16th century.
The gardens. The major axes are extended on both sides of the castle, offering a magnificent perspective. Our gaze is directed, and the castle seems to be enthroned in the middle... Although Chambord has never been a garden castle, plants have an important place in the sculptures and interior decorations.
Since 2017, there are also superb formal gardens. Their restoration was a large-scale project with the planting of 600 trees, 800 shrubs, 200 rosebushes, 15,250 plants delimiting the borders, or 18,874 m² of lawn!
Take the time to discover these flowerbeds and admire them from the view of the castle's roofs! And if you have the time, we can only recommend a guided tour...
The most : during the bellowing, the stags of the domain offer a bewitching spectacle. Unquestionably, a visit not to be missed.
Information on CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBORD
Open all year round. Closed on December 25th and January 1st. Low season: every day from 9am to 5pm. High season: every day from 9am to 6pm. Free of charge until 17 years old (and until 25 years old for EU citizens). Adults: 14,50 € (reduced: 12 €). Holiday vouchers. Guided tour. Restaurant. Shop.
Services offered by CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBORD
- Accessible aux fauteuils roulants
- Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite
- Aménagements pour handicapés mentaux
- Aménagements pour malentendants
- Aménagements pour malvoyants
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