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Given that Chambord was, officially, built to serve only as a hunting lodge, it is quite an impressive construction. It is also worth a mention that the location of the castle was chosen by King François I as he desired to be near his mistress, Claude Rohan, whose palace was located adjacently. The massive castle has 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces, and 84 staircases, and it is the largest chateaux in the Loire Valley in France.

Given that Chambord was, officially, built to serve only as a hunting lodge, it is quite an impressive construction. It is also worth a mention that the location of the castle was chosen by King François I as he desired to be near his mistress, Claude Rohan, whose palace was located adjacently. The massive castle has 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces, and 84 staircases, and it is the largest chateaux in the Loire Valley in France.

A staircase at Château de Chambord in La Rochefoucauld, France, created by Leonardo da Vinci in 1517.

A staircase at Château de Chambord in La Rochefoucauld, France, created by Leonardo da Vinci in 1517.

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England built in 1874 in the neo Renaissance French style for the Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. It now belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England built in 1874 in the neo Renaissance French style for the Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. It now belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public

Château de Chantilly is a historic #château located in the town of Chantilly, France. It is simply stunning to take your breath away. Must Visit! When planning to visit France, get a copy of the most complete French #phrasebook here: https://store.talkinfrench.com/product/french-phrasebook/

28 French Castles Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

Château de Chantilly is a historic #château located in the town of Chantilly, France. It is simply stunning to take your breath away. Must Visit! When planning to visit France, get a copy of the most complete French #phrasebook here: https://store.talkinfrench.com/product/french-phrasebook/

Chateau #1: Chambord, the largest castle. Definitely on our list! (Click on the british map on the website to have it in English)

Chateau #1: Chambord, the largest castle. Definitely on our list! (Click on the british map on the website to have it in English)

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