We continued our journey along the Loire Valley and decided to stay the night at the Chateau in Chambord. You are able to stay in the car park for 11 euros for 24 hours.
Chambord is the largest chateau in the Loire Valley. It was built to serve as a hunting lodge for Francis I and its just stunning.
It is said that Leonardo da Vinci may have been involved in some of the design. The chateau is built in a Renaissance style and the internal layout is an early example of the French style of grouping rooms into self-contained suites.
We wandered around some of the gardens in the evening and admired the façade.
The chateau is surrounded by 13,000 acres of woodland and the estate is enclosed by a 19 mile wall so there’s plenty of walks for people to enjoy.