French "Chambord" - a masterpiece of castle of Renaissance
French palace architecture has become most attractive country in world. Romantic French and extravagant French royalty jointly completed this historic architectural art. The sophistication of Louvre, long history of Palace of Versailles and splendor of Palace of Fontainebleau are all French castle buildings, passed down from generation to generation, and they are all heritage of human civilization. Royal Palace located in Loire Valley, known as "King of Castles" for castle's exquisite medieval architectural style. What a beauty and a legend that can make picky French people praise him. Let's fly today to Loire Valley in Chambord, France to appreciate this masterpiece of Renaissance palace art.
The Loire Valley is located in southwest of Paris, France, with beautiful scenery. Self-guided tour from Paris, Chambord can be reached in about half an hour, total ticket price here is 11 euros, and tourists under 18 can visit it for free. On self-driving road, you can see a group of snow-white palaces standing among dense forests, like a majestic king hidden in a dense forest, magnificent and indescribable grandeur. When you get closer to Chambord, you can only see towering spire of castle and top of bell tower in dense forest. To get closer to true face of Chambord, you will have to go through dense forest. Chambord is surrounded by rivers on three sides, and right in front of it is a dense forest, a castle is reflected in a clean and calm river, which is as beautiful as an old castle in a fairy tale. It is this environment that makes setting of Chambord castle quiet and people are amazed at what unknown stories are hidden in this quiet castle.
Chambord was built by Francis I. The king, obsessed with architectural art, was almost crazy about construction and decoration of palace. His masterpiece is large gallery in Palace of Fontainebleau. Its length is about 300 meters. corridors are covered with exquisite frescoes and sculptures, and Persian rugs on floor make magnificent frescoes even more beautiful. Chambord was also built under auspices of Francis I. Due to political infighting and civil unrest, Francis I was imprisoned shortly after construction of Chambord, and construction of Chambord was temporarily suspended. But as soon as François I gained his freedom, he immediately ordered restoration of Chambord, which testifies to very architectural obsession of king. Later, Renaissance master da Vinci was invited by François I to spend last three years of his life in Chambord, and this was passed on to subsequent generations. This beautiful Chambord was built by Francis I, who invited Italian designer Barnabe. During Renaissance in Italy, king was also jealous of artistic atmosphere of Italy, so he invited famous Italian designers to come to Loire. He Gu presided over construction of such a palace. However, this talented designer not only integrated style of an Italian castle into it, but also kept traditional French art largely unchanged, making little effort to update French architecture, instead he was more conservative and created a French palace that would go down in history.
The front of Chambord is three towering cylindrical bell towers, and two rectangular palaces are connected between bell towers, which is even more beautiful than Gothic architectural style. The windows in palace let in even interior lighting and forget about demands of use and focus on beauty of symmetry. The spiers of three cylindrical bell towers go straight to sky, symbolizing pinnacle of power and immortality of royal family. The upper building of this castle attaches great importance to beauty of decoration, it is full of towers and gabled roofs built on top of central palace, it seems that castle is full of trees, adding to feeling of luxury. The most famous in Chambord is double helix front staircase between four transverse guard rooms. Two sets of independent staircases are staggered around same axis, twisting upwards, surrounded by a simple design and hollowed out. castle, every meter there is a Dorok column. From here you can reach gabled roofs of cottages just mentioned. Some of these small roofs are decorations, some are chimneys for heating, and between gabled roofs there is a huge space where it is convenient for royal family and nobility to watch sports games or enjoy European courtyard garden. The outdoor terrace offers 360-degree views of courtyard and gardens of Chambord. The geometrically symmetrical courtyard is perfectly lined, wide and tidy, while dense forest in distance is lush and lush, creating a majestic and unbreakable dynamic. The blue sky above castle seems to be at your fingertips. The blue sky, castle, forest and courtyard together form a beautiful and luxurious French castle scene. The degree of extravagance and pleasure of French royal family is simply unimaginable, and nothing is impossible. It is said that this double helix staircase was built by Francis I to avoid disputes between his queen and his beloved. Two people were walking along same spiral staircase. Although they could see each other, they did not meet at all. and thoughtful design.
Located on second floor of Chambord Wing, roof here is a parabolic hollow roof with a huge round stone slab carved into a huge salamander. Owl Room I. It has one bedroom, five compartments and a prayer room. The French king, obsessed with architecture, built his bedroom exquisitely and magnificently. Various frescoes and tapestries are scattered throughout room. It is covered with a Persian carpet, which is also embroidered with exquisite patterns and sunny silver thread patterns. The king bed is three meters wide, has three layers of soft gas curtains, soft velvet pillows and linens wrapped in silk, and priceless treasures are everywhere. The throne of Francis I is also located here. The frame of exquisite and magnificent seat is made of gold, and cushions and backrests are made of red velvet, filled with soft and warm velvet, which testifies to degree of luxury. Chambord also restored eighteenth century kitchen, where back door leads to stables. The kitchen is a hall five meters high, with an area of about 80 square meters. In front of it, on operating table, there is a large chimney, which is connected to a bread oven. This kind of bread oven is size of a fireplace. We can barbecue. The platform also contains several shell-like relics that are now available for public to visit as they are.
This castle, nestled in dense forest near Loire Valley, is not as attractive as Louvre and Versailles, but it is quite quiet and elegant, and decoration is not inferior to other royal palaces. At that time, many members of royal family hunted and entertained here, and even moved their families here, which testifies to splendor of Chambord. Chambord is a cultural monument of First French Empire, a palace building of Renaissance, a treasury of architectural art.