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
PARKING - There is a large free car park available near the Château.
CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBORD ENTRANCE FEE - The royal castle is so impressive that it takes at least one hour to visit (8,5 Euro, 2005).
AUDIO COMMENTARY - Hand held audio devices are available in many languages to guide you around the Château (4.00 Euro, 2007). You will need one per person as they are held against the ear - just enter the 3 digit codes shown around the Château to listen to very informative commentaries of the areas you are in.
SOUVENIRS - There are a number of souvenir shops near the Château.
There are a number of cafe's and a restaurant in the grounds of the Château.
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.