The castle of Chambord is one of the most beautiful renaissance castles in the Loire valley. Construction of the castle began in 1519 under the reign of Francis I and was completed in 1547. Over the centuries the castle of Chambord was used as a retreat by French monarchs. The castle lies surrounded by a moat in a big park and has a total of 440 rooms.

01 Front view of castle 02 Castle and moat 03 Castle and moat 04 Castle and moat
05 Left tower 06 Right tower 07 Central part of castle 08 Lateral view of castle 09 Central part of castle
10 Castle and park 11 Decorated roof with windows and towers 12 Roof detail with decorations 13 Tower and windows 14 Side view with tower
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