European donors

HOW TO SUPPORT CHAMBORD AS A EUROPEAN CITIZEN?

The Transnational Giving Europe system allows making a donation in another European country. The donor can benefit from his/her own country of origin’s tax relief legislation.

The countries include: Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Spain, Hungary, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

Thanks to this system any European citizen can support Chambord!

If you need further information, please go to the transnational giving Europe website: https://www.transnationalgiving.eu/

THE PROJECTS YOU CAN SUPPORT

Adopt an orchard’s tree

In 2019 Chambord created organic botanicals gardens. They are designed in the Maréchal de Saxe stables, at the precise location where there used to be gardens in the 19th century.

This 5 000m2 area gave a first harvest of organic fruits and vegetables, which was sold through a local distribution network and to our visitors.

Because this project was successful, we are extending it on a larger area called la parcelle des casernes, which will include a new orchard. 1 000 trees will be planted, such as apple trees, pear trees, hazel trees, walnut trees and blackcurrant, raspberries, blueberries bushes…

Those trees can be adopted for a donation of 500 EUROS. This gives the following advantages:

  • A free-entrance ticket for the castle and the French formal gardens
  • A plaque of the name of the donor
  • A Chambord sponsor certificate.

Adopt a vine stock in François I's vineyard

Worldwide considered to be a symbol of the French Renaissance and featuring on the World Heritage of Humanity list since 1981, Chambord occupies a 5,440-hectare estate encircled within a stonewall, making it Europe’s most extensive enclosed property. 500 years after they were first introduced to the Val de Loire at the order of the King himself in 1518-1519, the resurgence of the vineyards established in Chambord by François I is not without historical significance.

Five different varietals have been planted on an area covering 14 hectares, including Romorantin, introduced to the Val de Loire at the order of François I in 1518-1519, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Sauvignon and Menu-Pineau.

Overlooking the château of François I, this vineyard is truly exceptional. Part of it is believed to be pre-phylloxeric, that is comprising authentic, non-grafted vines produced from a plot of land that is certified by the public authorities as dating back to before 1840. This project is truly unique in all respects – historical, aesthetic and indeed environmental. The first grape harvest took place in 2019, marking the anniversary of the beginning of the construction of Chambord.

For a donation of 1 000 EUROS, your name is assigned on a plaque to the vine stock. You will benefit for an invitation each year to Chambord to taste the ongoing cuvée. Furthermore, you will receive a ‘Chambord Vine Sponsor’ certificate and an annual newsletter keeping you post on the progress of the vineyard.

Adopt a bench

Chambord is open to the public since 1821.

To offer comfort the visitors, benches were installed in 1864. New wooden benches have been placed in the château’s court and its surrounding area.

They can be adopted for a donation of 2 000 EUROS. This gives the following advantages:

  • Three free-entrance tickets for the castle and the French formal gardens
  • A plaque of the name of the donor
  • A Chambord sponsor certificate.

Adopt a lemon tree in the French formal gardens

There used to be, back to the 17th and 18th centuries, lemon trees in the French formal gardens.

In 2017 the gardens were restored thanks to Stephen A. Schwarzman support. In order to re-establish the gardens as they were historically, lemon trees have been implanted. They are fixed in wooden cases so they can be removed and protected during winter.

Those lemon trees can be adopted for a donation of 3 000 EUROS. This gives the following advantages:

  • A Chambord privileged card (valid one year)
  • A plaque of the name of the donor
  • A Chambord sponsor certificate.

Donate

Because the maintenance and transmission of this legacy must be everyone's business, Chambord appeals to the generosity of the public. Individuals and businesses can support Chambord and make your contribution to its influence. Chambord needs your help!

«VIGIPIRATE» security measures

Due to the vigipirate plan, we thank our visitors in advance for showing understanding for the slowdown induced by the security checks at the entrances.