Chateau Chambord

We left the beaches of Normandy for the chateaus of the Loire Valley.  We drove several hours and through lots of tolls, until we finally arrived at Chateau Chambord.  It’s the largest in the Loire Valley with over 400 rooms, almost 300 fireplaces, and 80 staircases.  It was a “hunting lodge” originally for King Francios I.

Famous double spiral staircase, rumored to have been designed by Leonardo DaVinci.
Fancy-pants bedroom.

Dangerous tripod set up…anything for a family photo.

We enjoyed our time exploring the chateau.  This would’ve been a great place to bring a picnic lunch and hang out on the grass. Next up, we headed up the road to another chateau with some famous furry residents.

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