On the way back from Saint-Aignan to Paris, I stopped at Chambord. On Ken‘s advice, I didn’t buy a ticket for the castle, but walked around. You are allowed to walk around the park, and that gives you wonderful view of the Château itself. And the day before, I had visited Chenonceau, inside and outside.
More views of Chambord here.
You might like to see this great video of 500 women’s portraits that I posted at Vieux, c’est mieux !!!, my blog in French. No need to understand French to enjoy the show and the music.