Vernissage May 18th - 26th, 2019
Commissioned by King Francis I and imagined by the great Leonardo da Vinci, the Chateau de Chambord is the largest and most majestic castle of the Loire. It is a symbol of the French Renaissance and of the power of a passionate ruler who revered the arts.
426 rooms, 83 staircases, 282 fireplaces... the Chateau de Chambord and its grandiose architecture rival that of the Palace of Versailles. 60 rooms may be visited and you’ll enjoy a collection of 4,500 objets d'art displayed in superbly refurbished apartments.
In the spring of 2017, Chambord renovated its grand gardens. 600 trees, 800 shrubs, 200 roses and 15,250 plants filled the borders plus an immense 18,874 m² of lawns were replanted. This blitz of gardening followed 16 years of study for a restoration of almost identical gardens created in the rule of Louis XIV. They are magnificent.
Did you know? The Château de Chambord park is as vast as inner Paris. It is the largest enclosed park in Europe: 5,440 hectares surrounded by 32 kilometres of walls. It is home to an exceptional range of flora and fauna and there are several ways to discover its beauty - on horseback, by bike, horse and carriage or in a 4X4. In fine weather you can follow more than 20 kilometres of trails which allow you to explore the enchanted woods.