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Château de Chambord

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Tickets to the Château de Chambord

Entrance ticket

Entrance ticket
  • access to the Château
  • visit of the gardens

Good to know: Wearing a mask is compulsory in the castle. All measures have been taken to ensure your protection. A circuit has been specially designed inside the castle to promote compliance with sanitary measures.

€14.50

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Château de Chambord and Château d'Amboise

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Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau

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Château de Chambord, Château de Chenonceau and Château d'Amboise

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Château de Chambord and Zooparc de Beauval

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What to expect

The Château de Chambord... This name alone symbolises the Loire Valley and its splendours. Chambord is without contest the biggest, most cast and the most prestigious in this region.

Erected by Francis I at the height of his glory after the victory at Marignan, Chambord is one of the most unique creations that the Renaissance period has left us. The leg of the genius of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci, floats here and there on the castle, and makes him the most probable inspiration for Francis I.

Opening hours

The Chateau de Chambord is open all year round except the 1st January and the 25th December.

  • from October 28 to March 29: from 9am to 5pm (Low season)
  • from March 30 to October 27: from 9am to 6pm (High season)

Last access 30 minutes before the closing of the castle.
The castle closes at 4pm on 24 and 31 December.
The Castle Park is open every day of the year.

Castle and Gardens Rates

Full price: €14.50 (castle + gardens)
Reduced rate: 12 € (presentation of mandatory proof)

  • Visitor who has purchased a "forest or entertainment" service for groups or individuals sold by the Chambord national estate.
  • Teacher without an education pass, head of documentation and information centre and head teacher
  • Young people aged 18 to 25 (outside the European Union)
  • Accompanying the subscription card holder
  • Job seeker, RSA or social aid recipient

Free of charge:

  • Under 18 years old
  • 18-25 year olds from the European Union
  • French primary and secondary school teachers (Teacher wuth a stamped national education pass for the current year)
  • Holder of the Culture Card issued by the Ministry of Culture
  • Person with a disability + 1 companion

Visit of the Castle and Gardens

  • Visit the Castle freely and discover the famous double revolution staircase and more than 4,500 works of art in the refurbished apartments.
  • A 20-minute film on the history and architecture of Chambord, translated into 4 languages (English, Italian, Spanish, German), is shown continuously in one of the rooms on the ground floor.
  • The Jardins à la Française of the Château de Chambord have more than 600 trees, 800 shrubs, 200 roses, 15,250 plants marking the borders, or 18,874 m² of lawn.

History of Château de Chambord

Symbol of royal power

Chambord's architecture is a clever blend of the French medieval era and the Italian Renaissance. Many very audacious innovations at the time were also concentrated in Chambord, such as the symmetry of the buildings, the treatment of openings and corridors and the location of the double-revolution staircase... If the castle is a masterful work that we owe to the initiative of François I, it was under the reign of Louis XIV that the building was completed. The Sun King then saw it as a symbol of royal power and resided there several times with his court. In its vast game forest, large hunting trips take place. It was also during his reign and in this place that Molière presented for the first time two successful plays, "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme" and "Monsieur de Pourceaugnac".

King Francis' hunting

Unlike other castles such as Cheverny for example, Chambord Castle is only very poorly furnished. And for good reason, it was a temporary residence at a time when the king and his court were travelling around, changing residence with the seasons. And let us not forget that the Château de Chambord was originally designed as a hunting lodge to accommodate François I and his numerous courtyards and not as a real residence (the château nevertheless has no less than… 430 rooms!). What’s more, you can admire in its rooms "La chasse du roi François", a complex woven during the reign of Henri IV in the first quarter of the 17th century, even before the creation of the Manufacture des Gobelins. This work allows you to discover the hunting techniques of the time.

The deer's bellow

Chambord Park is the largest enclosed forest park in Europe, with a total area of 5,440 hectares surrounded by a 32-kilometre wall. Many plant and animal species develop freely: deer, wild boar, roe deer and even Corsican mouflons, not to mention a very rich population of birds with more than 150 species recorded. You can discover this natural reserve in the company of a forest guide, in an all-terrain vehicle. Ponds, meadows, moors... you will discover all the aspects of this immense estate and, by chance, you may come across a deer or stag. Moreover, during the good season, you can join a group for the observation of the deer bellow from a viewpoint.

Customer Reviews

Rating : 5/5 - 1 review

Romain de B.
5/5
On ne s'en lasse pas
Published over a year ago
Magnifique château, splendides jardins. Content d'avoir acheté mes tickets à l'avance quand j'ai vu la queue aux guichets d'entrée. Quelques échafaudages qui gâchent les photos mais c'est normal si on veut préserver notre patrimoine !

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Address

41250 Chambord

Common questions

Where is the Château de Chambord

The Château de Chambord is a Loire castle in the commune of Chambord located in the Center-Val de Loire region and the Loir-et-Cher department on the Cosson river. The address of the French chateau is simply Chateau, 41250 Chambord, France. It is located 16 kilometers from the Château Royal de Blois and 55 kilometers from Orléans and 178 kilometers from Paris.

What are the 2022 rates for the Château de Chambord?

The price of an entry to the Château de Chambord is € 14.50 full price. A reduced rate of € 12 and on presentation of proof is granted to teachers who do not hold an education pass, young people aged 18 to 25 outside the EU, job seekers and beneficiaries of social minima. The Château de Chambord is free for children under 18, young people aged 18 to 25 (EU), teachers with an education pass, disabled people with their guide. The park is freely accessible every day of the year.
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What are the opening hours of the Château de Chambord?

The Château de Chambord is open all year round except January 1, November 30 and December 25 from 9 a.m. In high season (end of March to end of October) it closes at 6 p.m. In low season, at 5 p.m. (4 p.m. on December 24 and 31).

How long does a visit to the Château de Chambord last?

Allow at least two good hours for a visit to the Château de Chambord. The superb walk from the car parks to the entrance to the castle already lasts a good ten minutes. The interior of the castle can be visited in a leisurely way in around 1h30. For an optimal visit where you take the time to admire the superb French-style gardens, we recommend the half-day.

What does the Chambord castle ticket include?

Your purchased ticket entitles you to a skip-the-line pass to enter the castle (without going to the ticket offices) as well as access to the French gardens. Access to the park is free and is therefore not included in the price of the ticket.
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Is there a parking lot at the Château de Chambord?

The Château de Chambord offers parking spaces for all vehicles, starting with bicycles. For La Loire à Vélo cyclists, parking is free. For light vehicles (and less than 2m10 in height), the price of parking is more or less expensive depending on the distance from the castle. The P0 parking, about 600 meters from the castle is € 6 while the P2, about 750 meters from the castle is € 4. The P2 parking lot is also open to motorhomes and light vehicles over 2m10 for 11 euros per day. Parking P1 is reserved for minibuses and coaches. Count € 11 for a minibus and € 50 for a bus (free if the occupants visit the castle and on presentation of an Atout-France license).
Good to know: Parking is free for people with reduced mobility. For motorhomes, it is possible to park overnight in the car park, but no service is available to you. The price to pay is for 24 hours. Pay for your parking as soon as you arrive. This will prevent you from queuing at the ticket offices at the end of the day.

How to get to the Château de Chambord?

The Château de Chambord is accessible in less than 2 hours from Paris by car or, in high season, from April to October, by taking the Austerlitz train station to the Blois-Chambord stop (around 1h20) then the shuttle (about 25 minutes). By car, exit at Mer (exit n ° 16) or Blois (n ° 17) on the A10 motorway, at Selles-sur-Cher (n ° 13) on the A85 motorway and at Lamotte-Beuvron (n ° 3 ) on the A71 motorway.

Are there picnic areas at the Château de Chambord?

Picnic at the Château de Chambord? This is a good idea. In addition to the covered kiosks near the car parks, the surrounding forest offers multiple areas for a wild picnic. For a royal picnic, sit directly on the lawns of the park with the castle as a backdrop.

Are there restaurants at the Château de Chambord?

Between the car park and the castle, the village of Chambord offers various places to eat, from a gourmet seated restaurant to a take-out snack bar, as well as shops selling local specialties.

Are dogs accepted at the Château de Chambord?

Dogs are tolerated in the park. However, they are prohibited in the castle and the French gardens (except guide dogs).

What are the measures of the Château de Chambord against COVID-19?

In order to respect the health rules imposed by the government, the wearing of a mask is compulsory inside the castle and in all areas of high traffic for people over the age of 11. A signposted route has been put in place to avoid the intersection of visitors as much as possible. Finally, hydroalcoholic gel dispensers are made available to visitors at strategic points in the area.

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