Castles and Manor Houses Home Page

Château de Chambord
Well Preserved Renaissance Château in France

submit to reddit


The royal Château de Chambord is one of the most recognisable châteaux in the world. Its architecture is distinct French Renaissance that blends traditional French medieval forms (such as its plan) with classical Italian structures, as seen in the facades..

The Château de Chambord was an expression of François' I desire for power and extravagance and was designed to confirm his status as one of the greatest revolutionary builder's of his age.

Chambord is the largest castle in the Loire Valley, yet was built as a mere hunting lodge for King François I, who maintained his royal residences at Château de Blois and at Château d'Amboise. It is open to the public.


Château de Chambord
Domaine national de Chambord
Chambord, 41250

Domaine national de Chambord
Maison des Réfractaires
41250 Chambord
Telephone from the UK: 00 33 2 54 50 40 00
Telephone from the US: 010 33 2 54 50 40 00
Telephone from France: 02 54 50 40 00
Telephone from other countries: +33 (0)2 54 50 40 00



Small scale map showing the location of
Château de Chambord

Google map showing the location of
Château de Chambord

Large scale map showing
Château de Chambord


Unesco World Heritage Site

Unesco name of World Heritage site: The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes (added in 2000)

Justification for Inscription: "Criterion (i): The Loire Valley is noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns such as Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours, but in particular in its world-famous castles, such as the Château de Chambord. Criterion (ii): The Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape along a major river which bears witness to an interchange of human values and to a harmonious development of interactions between human beings and their environment over two millennia. Criterion (iv): The landscape of the Loire Valley, and more particularly its many cultural monuments, illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the Renaissance and the Age of the Enlightenment on western European thought and design."

Click here for more UNESCO World Heritage Castles






I want to   a   in      






Castles and Manor Houses on Facebook

Castles and Manor Houses on Twitter

Castles and Manor Houses on Tumblr

Castles and Manor Houses on Reddit


   ::::   Link to us   ::::   Castle and Manor Houses Resources   :::    © C&MH 2010-2016   :::   :::   Advertising   :::