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Chateau de Chambord Loir-et-Cher Val de Loire France

Chateau de Chambord Loir-et-Cher Val de Loire France

The royal Chateau de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France is one of the most recognizable chateaux in the world because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture that blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Italian structures.

It was constructed by King Francois I in part to be near to his mistress the Comtesse de Thoury, a member of a very important family of France, whose domaine the chateau de Muides was adjacent. Her arms figure in the carved decor of the chateau.

Chambord is the largest castle in the Loire Valley, but was built to serve only as a hunting lodge for Francois I, who maintained his royal residences at Chateau de Blois and at Chateau d'Amboise. The original design of the Chateau de Chambord is attributed, though with several doubts, to Domenico da Cortona, whose wooden model for the design survived long enough to be drawn by Andre Felibien in the seventeenth century. Some authors, though, claim that the French Renaissance architect Philibert Delorme had a considerable role in the Chateau's design. Chambord was altered considerably during the twenty years of its construction (1519 ? 1547), during which it was overseen on-site by Pierre Nepveu. In 1913 Marcel Reymond first suggested that Leonardo da Vinci, a guest of King Francois at Clos Luce near Amboise, was responsible for the original design, which reflects Leonardo's plans for a chateau at Romorantin for the King's mother, and his interests in central planning and double helical staircases; the discussion has not yet concluded. Nearing completion, King Francois showed off his enormous symbol of wealth and power by hosting his old enemy, Emperor Charles V at Chambord.

The massive castle is composed of a central keep with four immense bastion towers at the corners. The keep also forms part of the front wall of a larger compound with two more large towers. Bases for a possible further two towers are found at the rear, but these were never developed, and remain the same height as the wall. The castle features 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces, and 84 staircases. Four rectangular vault hallways on each floor form a cross-shape.
The elaborately decorated roof line

The roofscape of Chambord contrasts with the masses of its masonry and has often been compared with the skyline of a town: it shows eleven kinds of towers and three types of chimneys, without symmetry, framed at the corners by the massive towers. The design parallels are north Italian and Leonardesque. One of the architectural highlights is the spectacular double-helix open staircase that is the centerpiece of the castle. The two helixes ascend the three floors without ever meeting, illuminated from above by a sort of light house at the highest point of the castle. There are suggestions that Leonardo da Vinci may have designed the staircase, but this has not been confirmed.

The castle also features 128m of facade, more than 800 sculpted columns and an elaborately decorated roof. When Francois I commissioned the construction of Chambord, he wanted it to look like the skyline of Constantinople.

The castle is surrounded by a 52.5?km? (13,000?acre) wooded park and game reserve maintained with red deer, enclosed by a 31?kilometer (20?mile) wall.

The chateau was never intended to provide any form of defense from enemies. As such, the walls, towers and partial moat are purely decorative, and even at the time were an anachronism. Elements of the architecture - open windows, loggia, and a vast outdoor area at the top - were also borrowed from the Italian renaissance style, which made them out of place in colder central France.

The design and architecture of the chateau inspired William Henry Crossland for his design of what is known as the Founder's building at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Founder's building features very similar towers and layout but was built using red bricks.

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YELLOW - French Shoulder Bag-OOAK-NEW 2011

YELLOW - French Shoulder Bag-OOAK-NEW 2011

Handmade by me for women chic, large,super sturdy,roomy,100% cotton French home-decor canvas messenger,overnight,diaper bag,back to school bag, library or weekender bag with DOUBLE STRAPS and lined VINTAGE SATEEN with yellow roses,eco friendly ...

This is one of a kind bag !
You'll love it!
Pictures cannot do this handbag justice. The fabric is really beautiful, pretty and chic...

Bonjour I am YELLOW ...:) Feel the ambiance of French home-decor fabric...Because simply beautiful and durable.
It's a really great bag for carrying lots of things...Books, clothes, groceries.

•Exterior design with recycled english lamb leather(from my other shop and hand sewn with linen Irish linen thread .
•Lining sateen is older then 30 years,from my mother :)with pretty small yellow roses and light green leaves !
•Adjustable strap is with BROWN 1.5" natural military cotton webbing straps.
•Have 7 individual pockets with traditional french fabric for important objects like phone,i phone,i phod ,books, key,pencil etc...
•Nickel key holder.
•I have huge capacity to store all your stuff you want to carry with you.

All seams are double stitched and stress points are reinforced.
All materials from France !
Handmade in France,Paris.
Approx. Dimensions:
W :18 ” / 46 cm
H :16?” / 42 cm
Ac.the opening:15" /38 cm
Shoulder strap:Double 23?”/ 60 cm

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