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July 30th, 2010
Chambord 410034 41250
Loir-et-Cher Centre
47.613 1.520 80 m

The visitors of the chateau, Chambord. (2 images).

One view. (2 images).
Other view. (2 images).

More of 1 000 000 tourists visit the chateau of Chambord every year.

The South tower and a part of the West tower of the ch鈚eau de Chambord keep, 16th 17th 18th 19th centuries.
The chateau, of Renaissance style, was built according to the plan of the fortified castles of the Middle Ages, as a donjon formed by its four big towers, directed in cardinal points, before being completed by a surrounding wall.

It is FRAN荗IS Ier, 1494-1547, king builder, which launched in 1519 the construction of the ch鈚eau de Chambord, which ended in 1690 under the reign of king of France Louis XIV, 1638-1715. This castle was built in place of a ancient fortress of the Comtes de Blois.

The ch鈚eau de Chambord, the vastest of ch鈚eaux de la Loire, is in a 5433 hectares park which extends over the municipalities of Saint-Dy-sur-Loire, Muides-sur-Loire, Thoury, Maslives, Neuvy, Tour-en-Sologne, Huisseau-sur-Cosson. The castle and its park were intended for the hunting. The castle is situated on a curve of river Cosson, small tributary of Beuvron, tributary of the Loire.

A Virtual visite of the ch鈚eau de Chambord.
Another virtual visit of the ch鈚eau de Chambord.

CHAMBORD is a French commune, located in the departement of Loir-et-Cher in the Centre region, populated by 167 Chambordiens in 2007, spread across 54.4 km, or 3.1 inhabitants per km.

The territory of the municipality of Chambord is crossed by Cosson river.

My images of Chambord.
My images of the Loire river valley.

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