Last Exit to Chambord


I was tired by the time I got to Château de Chambord, the largest château in the Loire Valley and the final stop on my tour of the great châteaux.  Leonardo da Vinci may have been involved in the creation of the building, which was never completed.

After a v full day of traipsing up and down ancient staircases, I was glad Chambord was last on the list, because there were no great period rooms to explore at the château.  In fact, it’s almost entirely devoid of furniture.

Behind the glory of its stunning exterior, the château is a beautiful, empty shell.

For reasons that have baffled historians for centuries, the Château de Chambord was never given to Diane de Poitiers.

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