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Chambord Castle belongs to the royal and aristocratic residences located in the Loire Valley. It is a Renaissance building located by the pond, surrounded by a vast landscape park. The block of the castle refers to a medieval fortress. In the corners there are towers, while the central part imitates a defensive keep.
The castle was built in the first half of the 16th century. There are many indications that Leonardo da Vinci was involved in the work on his plans. It is considered one of the greatest works of Renaissance residential architecture in France.
The castle is open to the public. There are over 400 chambers and over 80 staircases. Here you can see spiral staircases characteristic of Leonardo da Vinci architecture. The ceilings on the top floor are decorated with coffers with symbols of the French King Francis I. The exterior of the castle has a particularly large number of turrets and decorated gables located on the roofs. They are often compared to a miniature city.