Travels to Château de Chambord

"Chambord is truly royal-royal in its great scale, 
its grand air, its indifference to common considerations"
Writer, Henry James

Château de Chambord is one of the most magnificent buildings I have ever seen. If you are planning a trip to the Loire Valley, I recommend putting this château at the top of your list. Chambord dates back to 1518 and owes it's conception to François I. Leonardo da Vinci is said to have drawn up plans that were ultimately made into a model by Le Boccador.  Many famous masters of their trade had a hand in the creations of Chambord over the centuries. The château is a masterpiece of the Renaissance period and is rich in history.  
Love, war and much more breathed thru it's walls until it was sold to the State in 1932 for 11 million francs.  Every portrait tells a story and there are plenty of them with 440 rooms to fill. I could go on and on but I will stop there and let the photos do the talking for me. It was a challenge to get it all into a single frame, both inside and out, but I had fun trying. You can read more about Château de Chambord, here.

Anne-Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchesse de Montpensier
by Jean Nocret

 Magnificent Proportions.

Text reference: Châteaux of the Loire
The Green Guide by Michelin


Thank you for your words of encouragement regarding my bat story. (here)
I was heartened to hear that many are quite familiar with these
little night creatures and take them in stride. :)


  1. Jeanne,

    Hello! How is the packing, and move prep coming? I hope it is not too much of a pain.

    Love, love, love your images of Chambord, simply beautiful.

    I have visited the Loire valley many times and also this chateaux, and each visit leaves me at a loss for words. This is a stunning piece of architecture, the rooms are fabulous and the gardens wonderful.

    If any of your readers get the chance to visit the Loire they must visit here!

    Have a great week!

    P.s. if you did not receive my email thank you for the bookK


  2. I love Chambord, it's a long time since I have been. Chenonceau is also a favourite I think the most feminine and romantic of all the Chateaux.

    Fabulous photos Jeanne.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  3. Jeanne,
    Your photos show the magnificence of the details. I may visit the Loire Valley someday and enjoy the Chateau.

  4. Oh wow, how beautiful!