Visit Real-Life Locations That Inspired Disney Princess Castles

Chateau de Chambord, Loir-Et-Cher, France 

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Like the other castles during this period, Chateau de Chambord has beautiful gardens, and a moat — common among castles in the 16th century. 

This castle, like the one presented in the film, also has incredible towers and corbels to decorate the exterior. 

The most popular feature of this fortress lies on its roofscape. The masonry work resembles the skyline of a town — with three types of chimneys and asymmetrical towers. 

Writer Henry James once said: “The towers, cupolas, the gables, the lanterns, the chimneys, look more like the spires of a city than the salient points of a single building.”