Chambord : The double-spiral staircase

The beautiful double helix staircase designed by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most famous architectural features of Chambord.
Its positioning in the edifice is remarkable. It was placed in the very center of the keep, where four spacious rooms converge. It is composed of twinned helical ramps twisting one above the other around a hollowed out, partially open core. The so-called “double helix” staircase services the principal floors of the building, all the way up to the crowning terraces, which are topped off by the tallest tower of the castle, the lantern tower. Lire la suite de « Chambord : The double-spiral staircase »