I went to Tours to see some chateaux so I booked an excursion tour from the Tours tourist office which is few walks away from my hotel. They have a lot of chateaus combination tours which you can do either the whole morning, whole afternoon or full-day from 9am til 7pm. Cost Euro 33 for the two chateau.
I chose the afternoon tour of Chambord and Chenonceau. So there I was waiting before 1pm in front of the tourist office where the yellow van is waiting. We left on time for the hour long ride to Chateau of Chambord - a Unesco heritage site. The chateau is quite magnificent both from a distance and near. It was intended as a hunting lodge initiated by King Francis 1, but the architectural design made it as an extravagant chateau with the awesome double spiral staircase. In fact it has 77 staircases, 282 fireplaces, and 426 grandiose rooms.
The whole estate is a big as inner Paris. The various rooms are displaying an array of antique furnitures, rennaisance paintings and a lot of stuff to marvel.
I took the package tour from Tours tourist office.
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