Golden turrets row at Chambord

The turrets at Chambord now look grey and dull

Will the Château de Chambord get gold on its roof as part of celebrations marking 500 years since building began?

The question has caused a furore after high-brow culture magazine La Tribune de l’Art claimed the plan is inauthentic. 

Chateau general manager Jean d’Haussonville wants to re-gild lead decorations on the roof.

He says that recreating how it might have looked in its early days, in the time of François I, would “give back the chateau’s ...

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