Château de Chaumont
Loire Valley, France
Within the French Loire Valley, you will find many castles, or chateaus, some of which inspired some of the most famous fictional castle we know and love. Château de Chaumont is a beautiful castle, and one of the inspirations for Cinderella’s Castle!
Château de Chaumont dates back to the 10th century, when Odo I, Count of Blois founded the castle. In the 15th century, the castle was ordered to be destroyed, but was rebuilt a few years later. And in the mid-1500s, Catherine de Médicis purchased the castle.
Visiting the castle will allow you to walk through the historic apartments and private rooms. Explore the Ruggieri Room, the Council Room, the Guard Room, and the King’s Room; each showcasing decadent tapestry, historic style decal, and more. You can also explore the dining room, which features a large fireplace and beautifully dishes. The library has a large wooden bookcase, furniture from the Napoleon III era, and impressive tapestries. Then, walk through the stables, where you’ll find horse-drawn carriages, saddlery, and more. End your visit exploring the historic park in front of the chateau.
Visit their official website to help plan your visit!