Programming and events

From the very outset, Chambord was dedicated to the arts; following its construction by Francis I, numerous artists came to participate in the festivities of the royal court or for entertainment proposed by the king. Ever since that time, the tradition has been preserved, as rulers and personalities alike have left traces of their presence on the site.
Faithful to this centuries-old artistic tradition, in 2010 the National Estate of Chambord brought into being a far-reaching cultural program, which in its broad outlines showcases the three major cultural fields of the Renaissance: texts, music, and the fine arts (theater and dance have been added on). The artists having exhibited their works in Chambord since 2010 include Georges Rousse, Paul Rebeyrolle, Guillaume Bruère, Djamel Tatah and Philippe Cognée


Music Festival

21th June at 8 pm

Cancelled due to the coronavirus situation


Horn Concert

29th June at 8 pm

Cancelled due to the coronavirus situation


Chambord Festival

From 30th June 1st to 14th July

Cancelled due to the coronavirus situation

For the eighth consecutive year, the Festival de Chambord invites audiences to experience the special charm of a summer concert on the Chambord estate. Whether on the courtyard stage, in the chapel or, for the first time, in the formal gardens, twelve magical evenings await you! The programme is steadfast in its choice of works for a wide cross-section of audiences: crossing space and time, from early music to contemporary compositions, works range from chamber music to symphonic pieces played by a variety of performers, both world class soloists and young upcoming talents. Everyone will find concerts to suit them, from repertoires known to all and others that merit discovery. Special passes are available for keen festival-goers wishing to attend a number of concerts through the first two weeks in July. The Festival remains determined to make culture available to all, and this is reflected in our pricing policy, in the diverse programme and the free entry to the chateau offered for each ticket purchased. This year, a new offer is available: for three days during the Festival, there will be free music-cafés to meet and talk with some of the musicians, find out about their work, what fires them up and what they have planned for the future – a new adventure to make you even more a part of Chambord’s fortnight of music.

Enjoy the Festival!


Admission prices: from 15€ to 50€.

  • 30 June at 8 P.M.: Centre-Val de Loire region / Tours symphony orchestra. Conductor: B. Pionnier: Cello concerto N° 1 (Shostakovitch), Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky)
  • 1 July at 6:30 P.M.: “Plein Jour” company E cosi (F. Krawczyk), drawn from Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
  • 3 July at 8 P.M.: Doulce Mémoire/Sweet memory and La Rêveuse (the dreaming woman) Honi soit qui mal y pense/Evil to him who evil thinks (16th-century English music)
  • 4 July at 8 P.M.: The CNDC company of Angers & two soloists Event, choreography by Merce Cunningham  Staging: Robert Swinston
  • 5 July at 8 P.M.: Vanessa Wagner & the Paris chamber orchestra
  • 6 July at 6:30 P.M.: Sainte-Dyé-sur-Loire church The shadows  Leçons de ténèbres (Couperin vocal pieces) and contemporary works (G. Pesson)
  • 9 July at 8 P.M.: Vanessa Wagner & the “spirito” vocal ensemble
  • 10 July at 6:30 P.M.: Jasser Hal Youssef, Gaël Cadoux and Lama Gyoumé: Creation
  • 11 July at 6:30 P.M.: Adam Laloum & Victor Julien-Laferrière: Beethoven, Poulenc, Janacek and Rachmaninoff
  • 12 July at 8 P.M.: The Karénine trio: German program
  • 13 July at 8 P.M.: Vanessa Wagner & the Talich quartet: Schumann & Brahms
  • 14 July at 8 P.M.: The Nouvelle-Aquitaine chamber orchestra


Grand flea market

Sunday May 1st

Cancelled due to the coronavirus situation


European Heritage Days

16th-17th September


Christmas in Chambord


Chambord celebrates the year-end festivities and welcomes young and old alike to numerous forms of entertainment and spellbinding decorations.

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