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Location address: France, Centre, Chambord
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It was here in the castle of Chambord that art gurad Jaujard withdrew during World War II. He had the task to protect the art treasures of France from the Nazis. The castle served as a temporary refuge for art treasures. From there he transported the art colelction to the the south.
The Château de Chambord is famous for its double-helix staircase. 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 château. There are suggestions that Leonardo da Vinci may have designed the staircase, but this has not been confirmed.
Chambord is the largest château in the Loire Valley; it was built to serve as a hunting lodge for François I. The castle is on the list of UNESCO.
Linked themes: World heritage
The royal Château de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France, is one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. The building, which was never completed, was constructed by King François I.