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NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD
NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD

Chambord over the centuries

1498   Crowning of Louis XII, the Chambord estate becomes Crown property. 1519   Beginning of construction work on the château as wished by François I. 1535   End of construction work on the keep and beginning of construction work on the lower wings. 1539   François I is visited by Charles Quint at Chambord 1547   Death of François I. Continuation of construction work under Henri II who hunts here regularly, and the signing of the 3-bishopric treaty.

1641 – 1660    Louis XIII grants Chambord to his brother Gaston of Orleans who often stays here.

1660 – 1685    Louis XIV stays at Chambord nine times, one hundred days in all. His last stay is from the 6th of September to the 28th of October 1685. Molière creates and stages the first performance of the 'bourgeois gentilhomme' and 'monsieur de Pourceaugnac' at the château. 1680 – 1685    Construction work by architects J. Hardouin Mansart and d’Obray to finish the château.

1725 – 1733    Stanislas Leszczynski, King of Poland and also Louis XV’s father-in-law, stays at Chambord in exile

1809   Napoleon offers the domain to Marshal Berthier. It becomes annexed to the principality of Wagram. Berthier only comes for two days and then dies in 1815. 1819   Marshal Berthier’s widow obtains authorisation from Louis XVIII to sell the domain.

1821   Chambord is offered to the Duke of Bordeaux, King Charles X’s grandson and future Count of Chambord, by public subscription. 1840   Registered on the first list of historical monuments by Prosper Mérimée. 1871   On 5th July, the Count of Chambord decides to publish his manifesto by which he refuses to become Henri V, faithful to the white flag affair. 1883   Death of the Count of Chambord. The domain is passed on to his nephews from the Bourbon Parma family.

1914   On the 14th of September, it is confiscated by the State. 1930   Acquisition by the State and administration by the department of domains. 1947   The State entrusts the administration of Chambord to different bodies (finance, architecture, water and forest, roads) – the game park is registered as a classed site. 1970   On 8th December, President Pompidou names a commissioner for the development of the national Domain of Chambord, responsible for the development and management of the Domain of Chambord. 1981   Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 1997   whole of the domain becomes classed according to the Law of 1913 on historical monuments. 2005   The law of February 23, 2005 relating to the decentralisation of rural territories, hands over the management of the National Domain of Chambord to a public institution with commercial and industrial aims (EPIC).

 

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