Devices called HistoPads are included in the admission fee of the château. They are programmed with information on the château along with detailed commentaries. Upon holding them up in any room here, they show you what it looked like during the reign/time of King Francis I — adding a charming historic touch to the château experience.
Opening hours: 10am-5pm from October to March and 9am-6pm from April to September; €11/`901;
chambord.org/en. HistoPads are available for an additional €6.5/`473. ■