Les Châteaux de la Loire

Chambord | Chenonceaux



Built for King Francis I in the sixteenth century, this is the largest of the castles of the Loire valley.

Chambord courtyard

Picture of the entrance to Chambord.

Chambord staircase (exterior) Chambord staircase (interior) 

This spiral staircase in Chambord is believed to have been designed by Leonardo Da Vinci.




This lovely castle is best known for its gardens and spectacular view over the river.

Chenonceaux hallway

Picture of main hallway spanning the river.


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