Places in Blésois
Château de Chambord
For full-blown château splendour, you can't top Chambord, one of the crowning examples of French Renaissance architecture, and by far the largest, grandest and most visited château in the Loire Valley. It's worth picking up the multilingual audioguide (adult/child version €5/2), if only to avoid getting lost around the endless rooms and corridors.
Domaine National de Chambord
This huge hunting reserve (the largest in Europe) stretches for 54 sq km around the château, and is reserved solely for the use of high-ranking French government personalities (though somehow it's difficult to imagine François Hollande astride a galloping stallion).
Tours and activities
Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau
Take a day tour from Paris to visit the three most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley: beautiful Chenonceau Castle, privately owned Chateau de Cheverny and, perhaps most magnificent of them all, the Chateau de Chambo...
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