From 1 December 2019 to 5 January 2020

Christmas in Chambord

Every winter, on the occasion of Christmas celebrations, Chambord Castle lights up with a thousand lights and makes the eyes of all its visitors shine. For the youngest, Chambord is perceived as the monument of fairy tales by essence. As for the older ones, they (re)discover an enchanting place!

From December 1st, a Renaissance Christmas in Chambord! Decorations, illuminations and many surprises await you! A journey sublimated from the 18th century kitchens through the François I apartments and the castle’s terraces.

New products 2019 :

– “Sapins de génie”, an exhibition and competition of fir trees created by brands selected both for their reputation and their know-how: choose the most beautiful tree!

– A decoration in the colours of the Italian Renaissance to mark Chambord’s 500th anniversary

and for the second year, very beautiful illuminations of the French gardens and lighting of the north facade of the castle

Chambord offers a timeless moment in an idyllic setting. As in previous years, Christmas activities will punctuate the life of the castle for a month.

For this seventh edition, Chambord dresses for winter by adorning its interior with majestic fir trees and a sumptuous decoration. From the ground floor to the 2nd floor, via the entrance porch, the famous double-revolution staircase and the chapel, the tour route is enhanced by the magic of Christmas.

The outside alleys are also embellished with a hundred magnificent fir trees that light up as soon as night falls, just like the yew trees in the French gardens.

Let yourself be carried away by the splendour of the place….

The animations are free and included in the entrance fee, within the limit of the available places (except playful visits see prices).

Practical information

Free entertainment included in the entrance fee, within the limit of available seats (except recreational visits see prices).

Opening hours of the castle: 9am-5pm every day. Last access: 4:30 pm. The French gardens close 30 minutes before the castle.

The castle closes at 4pm on 24 and 31 December (last access: 3.30pm). Closed annually on December 25 and January 1.

The castle shop will be closed on Monday 16 December due to the inventory. The shop in the reception hall will be open.

License No. 1-1042476 / 2-1044399 / 3-1044400

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Château de Chambord warmly thanks its partners



La  Compagnie Outre Mesure reçoit des aides du conseil départemental de la Vendée, du conseil régional des Pays de la Loire et du Ministère de la Culture – DRAC des pays de la Loire.


To anticipate the 500th anniversary of Chambord, we are launching a campaign to adopt a vine in Chambord’s historic vineyard, planted in 1518.

«VIGIPIRATE» security measures

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on the night of 13-14 November 2015, and so as to ensure visitor safety, the National Estate of Chambord has been applying the preventive measures enacted by the government for public administrations .