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Bird of prey and horse show at Chambord

From 30 April to 30 September 2016, come and enjoy the new bird of prey and horse show, “François I, the knight-king”, which features the riders of Alméria Parc, led by Frédéric Sanabra. Plunge into François I’s world of chivalry with this brand-new show which combines equestrian performances and bird of prey demonstrations. A tournament of knights, a blacksmith’s demonstration, a Renaissance banquet and many other attractions await visitors in the stables at Chambord, which have been transformed into a Renaissance encampment for the event.

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Opening of the kitchens at Chambord

From 29 April. Part of the Domaine National de Chambord’s major works for 2016, the castle’s recently restored 18th century kitchens will open to the public for the first time in their history on 29 April, providing visitors with a greater understanding of the castle occupants’ daily life in days gone by. The kitchens were created at the end of the 18th century at a time when the royal stud kept hundreds of horses at Chambord and when the director of the stud, the Marquis de Polignac, lived in the castle.

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Domaine National de Chambord - Bae Bien-U exhibition, from one forest to another

Following several periods of residence at the château, Korea’s most renowned photographer will be displaying around 50 photos taken through the course of the seasons in the extensive Chambord forest. Staying true to his usual subject matter which is strongly linked to nature (river banks, trees, wind, volcanoes etc), Bae Bien-U offers an unusual perspective on the castle’s grounds, which reveal aspects that often remain hidden from the eyes of casual observers. The exhibition will open the Korean season in France. BBU exhibition © Léonard de Serres - Domaine National de Chambord

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Fête de la Musique – Domaine National de Chambord

Every year, the Domaine National de Chambord invites visitors to celebrate summer with music at the largest château in the Loire valley. For its 12th event, eclectic styles of music will once again come to the fore, from jazz and rock to classical and world music. The École de Trompe de Chambord will open the evening, a tradition dear to the estate and property. Tuesday 21 June at 8pm.© Domaine National de Chambord

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Domaine National de Chambord – Horn concert

Every year, over 500 spectators attend what has become a traditional horn concert by the Trompes de Chambord and a second renowned ensemble. This year, players from the École de Trompe de Chambord will share the stage with the Débuché de Paris, a prestigious group founded over 80 years ago who have performed at the Salle Pleyel, the Palais de Chaillot and even Notre-Dame-de-Paris cathedral. Saturday 25 June at 8pm.© Ludovic Letot - Domaine National de Chambord

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Histopad - Domaine National de Chambord

To commemorate the 500th anniversary (2015) of Francis I’s coronation, from June onwards the Domaine National de Chambord will introduce a very special innovation for visitors. The “Histopad” is a digital tablet which will allow visitors to discover Chambord as it was five centuries ago through the medium of augmented reality. Thanks to the latest digital technology, visitors will be plunged into a unique world recreating the atmosphere of Chambord as it was 500 years ago and will be able to explore the emblematic rooms and distinctive Renaissance decor of the chateau.

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