Chaumont – the castle with a difficult fate, whose name comes from the phrase 'hot mountain'. At that place where now the castle during the Middle Ages was a wooden fortress, which was destroyed d'Ambuaz Pierre and started build a castle out of stone. Chaumont was built on the banks of the Loire by three generations of a family of Amboise and perfectly preserved to this day. Castle repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. In 1550, Catherine de Medici bought the Chaumont in the castle Catherine arrived with her astrologer, Ruggieri, Cosimo, for which one of the towers was equipped with an observatory, where the queen is often consulted with Ruggieri. According to legend, an astrologer of Queen could see the future through magic mirror.
Medici apartments, designed by the Flemish tapestries have been preserved to this day. Castle Chaumont did not like the Queen, so at the first opportunity she gave him her husband's mistress of Henry II, Diane de Poitiers. By the old castle Diana reacted differently. She bore jagged parapets and in their place to establish their own logos and monograms. In the XVIII century became the owner of the castle Nicolas Berthe, who destroyed the north wing of the building in order to open views of the park and the Loire. The castle then repeatedly sold and bathed, they speculated government officials and bankers. Chaumont saved the Restoration, in which the internal facades were restored and west wing. In 1875, the castle was bought daughter-rich sahorozavodchika, Mademoiselle de Se, which is then married Prince Amadeo de Broglie.
During his tenure the castle de Se made him a luxurious residence – restored interior of the castle, smashed a magnificent park. But in 1929 the Great Depression, and the owner of the castle was ruined. In 1938, Chaumont, and 17 hectares of the surrounding area, bought the French government. Many believe that the main sight of the castle are its stables, which contain beautiful animals, under ideal conditions. In summer, visitors are invited to make a castle horse riding horseback along the shady alleys of the park, which is growing amazingly beautiful Lebanese cedar. Chaumont Castle – a real castle of the Middle Ages, who can tell us about the different periods of life Ekatiriny Medici, Cosimo Ruggieri her astrologer, Madame de Stael, Diane de Poitiers, due to genuine furniture, the rest of the time, design and layout of rooms, household items, etc. On the terraces Chaumont breathtaking view of the huge park and an amazing panorama of the river Loire.