Castle, French Heritage monument to Chambord

Construction of a new castle projects established for François Ier before 1519 Leonardo da Vinci consultation with participation of Dominique of Cortona (wooden model)
* from 1519 to 1524, demolition of the previous Castle and foundations on stilts
* interruption of the work of June 1524 to October 1526
* the Dungeon is completed mostly in 1535: a the door Lantern Tower tent date 1533
* 1535 in 1544 on student Gallery is the northeastern Tower and the adjoining wing: logis of the King who bears the date 1540 on the 1st floor and public speaking firm, and built on the ground floor of the West Wing, the rest of the enclosure is initiated
* In 1544 1545 adding a screw of staircase on the Northeast Court for the royal apartment, passing terraced portal linking, on the 1st floor, this staircase to the tower and construction of the high parts of the wing is
* from 1545 to 1547, date of the death of François Ier, construction of the ground floor and the 1st floor of the West Wing (Tower of the chapel), 1st floor gallery, the screw on Court and the gantry clearance
* from 1547, construction for Henri II at the 2nd floor of the whole of the Western parties
* the master masons were Jacques Sourdeau from 1519 to 1522, Pierre Nepveu said Trinqueau of 1522 in 1537, Jacques Coqueau from 1537 to 1561, Claude Sourdeau 1561 in 1569
* in 1566, the Northwest Tower (Chapel), the screw and the West Wing are not covered, low buildings from the rest of the walls are unfinished and the adjoining towers Southeast and Southwest
* in 1641, 42 restoration for Gaston of Orléans of the 8 towers and pavilions in the Dungeon, its Lantern Tower and its roof
* between 1683 and 1685, according to the specifications established by Jules Hardouin Mansart for Louis XIV, the upper West Wing parts are restored and completed, the vaulted Chapel, a broken climax established on the South and West, low wings a pediment entry instead of the previous (Royal gate), a side entrance opened to the West (porte dauphine), an esplanade Southframed common, remains unfinished in 1685
* (supplement to add to the version seen)

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Crédit photo : (Castle, chambord)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Castle, Construction of a new castle projects established for François Ier before 1519 Leonardo da Vinci consultation with participation of Dominique of Cortona (wooden (...) Castle, French Heritage monument to Chambord chambord, loir et cher

Location and general information

  • identifier : 67890
  • item : Château
  • Location of the building :
    • Centre
    • Loir-et-Cher
    • Chambord
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 41034
  • Zip code of the municipality : 41250
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : restored

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 12 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 16th century
    • 1st quarter 16th century
    • 2nd quarter 16th century
    • 3rd quarter 16th century
    • 17th century
    • 2nd quarter 17th century
    • 4th quarter 17th century
    • 18th century
    • First half 18th century
    • 19th century
    • Second half 19th century
    • 20th century
  • Years :
    • 1533
    • 1540
  • Investigation : 1986
  • Date of protection : 1840 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1987 AVANT

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 2 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 6 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • tied
    • terrace
    • conical roof
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is slate
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors : 2 type of floors in this manual :
    • floor height
    • 2 storey square
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • Plan Type 'symmetrical plan'

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 9 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • terrace median
    • housing
    • stable
    • pregnant
    • chapel
    • pond
    • terrace
    • oratorical
    • moat
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • the survey has allowed to identify a constituent part in this construction : park
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : property of the State
  • Mérimée reference : IA00012822

Men involved in this construction

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

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Description of this building by Webmaster :

Le château de Chambord vu du côté de la porte royale (château de François 1er)

Auteur : Christophe EYQUEM
Date : 18.04.2007
Licence : Mise à disposition selon les termes de la Licence Creative Commons Paternité 3.0 Unported.

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