A beautiful Renaissance castle built in the 16th century can be admired in the town of Chambord, in the Loire Valley. The building is situated on the river Cosson and is visible from afar thanks to the six impressive towers and the main facade that is 128 meters long. The castle was built on the orders of kings Francis I and Henry II. The construction lasted as many as forty years (1519-1559). The Italian architect Domenico da Cortona is one of the designers of the castle. There are over 400 chambers in the building, dozens of staircases and lots of fireplaces.