If the Château of Chambord is the largest and most majestic of the castles on the Loire, this owes nothing to chance. Commissioned by the king of France (François I) on his return from the Battle of Marignan, it was considered not as a place in which to live, but rather a symbol of power and aesthetic achievement.
Registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1940, the château of Chambord has borne witness to the many figures of renown who were passing through. From the times of François I, who dwelt there for a mere fifty days, through the reign of Louis XIV who followed through to completion the colossal endeavor initiated two centuries earlier, the Château of Chambord staged grandiose festivities and hunting parties in a park as vast as Paris proper. .