Activities and leisure

« François I, the king chevalier »

Spectators will embark in the chivalrous universe of King François I and be treated to a knightly tournament, stunts, dressage figures, acrobatics and birds of prey. Performance takes place under sheltered bleachers in the one-time stable area which has been thoroughly renovated.

A story in six tableaux with the voice of the French actor, director and scriptwriter Jacques Weber.

One hour before each performance the stables, transformed this year into a Renaissance encampment, will be enlivened with demonstrations of falconry (eight birds of prey) and forge. The public will also discover an exhibition of coaches and ancient games.

Practical information

  • Place : In the area of the Maurice de Saxe stables, a few meters from the castle
  • Period: From 28 April through 30 September 2018
  • Scheduled performances:
    From 28th April to 30th September, released on Monday except on 30th April and 21th May (released on 2nd, 9th and 22th May). Everyday from 3rd July to 26th August.
  • Performances at 11:45 A.M. and/or 4 P.M.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Seating capacity 500 persons (sheltered bleachers)
  • Languages : In French and summary sheets available in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian and Chinese.
  • Group prices 2018 (from 20 persons) :
    – Adult: 9 € per person (€14,50 public rate)
    – Child (5-17 years): 8 €, except from 7th July through 26th August: 9€

Free entrance for one driver and one guide per coach.

Special conditions available for tourism professionals, please contact us.

Reservation recommended. Information and reservation : +33 (0)2 54 50 50 40 /

Ticket control is carried out at the entrance to the Écuries du Maréchal de Saxe.

The Café des Ecuries is open before and after the performance (warm and cold beverages, sandwiches and ice cream).


*This show starring the Almeria Parc riders is produced by Frédéric Sanabra of Pégase Production, a specialist in horse stunts for the movies (Marie-Antoinette by Sofia Coppola, Sa Majesté Minor by Jean-Jacques Annaud…).

In a room of the chateau reserved for private parties, presentation and tasting of 3 wines from the AOC (controlled designation of origin) of Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny accompanied by 4 toasts of local products.

45 minutes

11€ per person. Special rates for tourism professionals, please contact the booking department – tel. +33 (0)2 54 50 50 40.

From 20 people. Subject to visit of the chateau.


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 .