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Château de Chambord

by | Mar 5, 2018 | The Loire Valley, Visiting France

The most ambitious of the Loire Valley palaces, Chambord was intended as a demonstration of the power and wealth of the French king Francis I. It combines classical French castle architecture with the more modern Italian renaissance styles of the period. It’s scale and ambition exceeded it’s practicality and so it’s story is as interesting as it’s sheer visual appeal and audacity.

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