Discover the park

When you pay a visit to Chambord, you can breathe the air of the forest, admire pure and preserved landscapes, explore kilometers of out-of-the-way paths, enjoy an opportunity to cross paths with wild animals; and discover for the first time the French-style gardens imagined during the reign of Louis XIV … and fully restored in 2017!

This guided tour by all-terrain vehicle takes place in the heart of Europe’s largest enclosed nature reserve, in the part usually closed to the public. It provides valuable knowledge about the forest and the management of the flora and fauna. A stop in a trophy room offers the privilege of discovering the evolution of the antlers of a single stag. A privileged moment in this preserved natural environment where it is not uncommon to come across a stag, a doe or a wild boar.

Duration: 1h30

Required age : 3 years old minimum
Capacity per vehicle: 7 people maximum
Dogs are not allowed on this tour.
Summary sheets available in English

Guided tour of the reserve:
Full price 20€/adult + 18 years old
Reduced rate 15€/child from 5 to 17 years old

The purchase of “guided tour of the reserve” tickets entitles the holder to a reduced rate for the self-guided tour of the château and the French gardens (reduced rate of €12 instead of €14.50 per adult). This reduced rate is only sold on the spot on presentation of your “guided tour of the reserve” ticket (preferential offer valid only on the day of the visit to the reserve within the limit of 7 entries).

Information and booking : +33 (0)2 54 50 40 00 / reservations@chambord.org

The mating period for deer, known in French as the brame and in English as the slab or bellow of the stag, is  the perfect moment for observation of the king of the forest. Accessible from a watchtower in a zone closed to the public.

3h. Groups limited to 16 persons.

Minimum required age: 12 years.   Reservation recommended.

Prices: 35 euros / 40 euros

 

At the heart of the deer call

Observation of the deer call from a mirador chosen by a forest guide the same day, reserved for an informed and discreet public.

Period: from mid September to early October (opening of reservations in April)

Duration: 3h30

Number of places: maximum 4 persons per watchtower in group already constituted.

Age required: 12 years

Rates: 200 € / group

On reservation, subject to availability.

Information and booking: +33 (0) 2 54 50 40 00 / reservations@chambord.org

 

Along the canal, a grand 4-kilometer tour, created in 2014, is accessible all year long for walkers and bicyclists: the perfect way to discover the fauna and the flora of a fabulous biological reserve. Observatories, pontoons and educational supports (in French and English) await anyone with a curiosity about nature.

Starting in May, more than twenty kilometers of newly created pathways enable visitors to discover the untold wealth and biological diversity of the park of Chambord.

The trail incorporates several dozen acres located in the very heart of the forest. A walker has access to the Avenue du Roi (King’s Avenue), which leads directly to the southern facade of the château at the angle desired by Louis XIV.

Access to two ponds, Étang de la Faisanderie and Étang des Bonshommes, offers a particularly animated vision of the nearest Sologne landscapes.

The objective of these innovations is to recover the logic of landscape development in the Chambord estate by carefully consulting the studies of the different sites carried out by the competent services.

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