The following pictures are from the lavishly decorated Renaissance wing constructed by Frances I. Throughout the building you will find a number of symbols used repeatedly including the fleur-de-lis which has strong connections with the French monarchy. Additionally, the image of a salamander, used by Frances I as his personal motif, can be found above the grand fireplace and elsewhere. The Château de Chambord which he also constructed, has over 300 such images. However, it was King Henry II who left his mark through the use of a “H” motif which can be found extensively in his private quarters.
Visitor information: There is an underground car park close to the chateau and a number of cafes outside the entrance. There are no such facilities inside the building.