Restoration

We are presently restoring the Communs d’Orléans.

For safety reasons, the lapidary depot and the carriage room are closed to visitors for the duration of the work.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Restoration of the decorations of the superstructures of the canton is dungeon, says Caroline de Berry

Caroline de Berry township occupies the east corner of the dungeon. At terraces level, it consists of the upper part of the East tower and a pavilion corresponding to the square apartments of the lower floors. The superstructures are composed of richly decorated chimneys, dormers and stair turrets that emerge from the roofs. The restoration of the decorations of the superstructures of the canton of Caroline de Berry is part of a program of restoration of the decorations of the superstructures of the whole dungeon, of which three work campaigns are now completed (southern districts known as “Henri V”, West says “Dieudonné” and North says “François I”). The superstructures of the canton of Caroline de Berry present, in many zones of united and carved facing, an evolutionary degradation of the tufa, which could endanger their stability.

The stones too degraded, cracked or with significant loss of material will be replaced in tufa de Villentrois, whose characteristics are comparable to those of Bourré tufa used in the sixteenth century, whose quarries are no longer used. Stones that are not completely degraded will be partially replaced. The capitals will be restored with particular attention to the finesse of the sculpture, the mosses and lichens will be removed and the penetration of water in the masonry, the cause of their degradation, will be stopped by the laying of copper roofing on the protruding horizontal parts. In addition, joinery and stained glass will be restored.

Field pens and scaffolding in the yard. Closure of the stairs and on the 2nd floor of the trophy gallery

End of work: December 2018

Restoration of the stairs leading to the chapel

We are currently restoring the staircase leading to the castle chapel. For security reasons, the trophy gallery is closed to visitors for the duration of the works.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

End of work: December 2018

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To anticipate the 500th anniversary of Chambord, we are launching a campaign to adopt a vine in Chambord’s historic vineyard, planted in 1518.

«VIGIPIRATE» security measures

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on the night of 13-14 November 2015, and so as to ensure visitor safety, the National Estate of Chambord has been applying the preventive measures enacted by the government for public administrations .