Chambord  The royal castle and domain of chambord may count as one of the most impressive in the region.
From Paris (north) : motorway A 10 towards Blois, exit n° 16 towards Mer, then secondary road D 112 to Chambord. From Tours (south) : motorway A 10, exit n° 17 towards Blois, then secondary road D 33 to Chambord
The royal castle is so impressive that it takes at least one hour to visit (8,5 Euro, 2005).
Travellers wishing to see more of the Loire Valley can continue further east into the adjoining Centre-Val de Loire region, studded with additional historical cities and chateaux at sites such as Bourges and Saint-Benoît-du-Sault.