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Take a tour of Chambord Castle in Chambord, France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.
A first look at the Chambord Castle roofline might mistake it for a small city.
This dream-like chateau was built by King Francois I as a hunting lodge.
However, this hunting lodge is a rival to any structure in France for beauty and splendor.
The elaborate architecture brings together the best of French and Italian Renaissance design.
Chambord Castle is also rich in history; generations of French monarchy and nobility lived in its walls.
The castle’s centerpiece is a spectacular double-helix spiral staircase that rises to the top floor.
This unique staircase is said to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
The chateau also has a 13,000 acre game reserve, making the entire experience beautifully serene.