The Chateau de Chambord is the largest castle in the Loire Valley. It was built as a hunting lodge for King Francois I, in part to be near his mistress th Comtesse de Thoury who lived at the Chateau de Muides nearby, but was never completed. Instead Francois I maintained his royal residences at Chateau de Blois and Chateau d’Amboise.
Some have suggested that Leonardo da Vinci played a role in the design of the Chateau de Chambord.
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