Above: The view of Château de Chambord from a dining table at Relais de Chambord in Chambord, France

With 440 rooms, more than 800 sculpted columns and 420 feet of façade, the 16th-centuryChâteau de Chambordis the largest and most spectacular of the Loire Valley châteaux. Said to have been designed in part by Leonardo da Vinci, it is surrounded by a 13,000-acre hunting estate.

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Above: The view of Château de Chambord from a dining table at Relais de Chambord in Chambord, France

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