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.

 

Practical information

  • Place : In the area of the Maurice de Saxe stables, a few meters from the castle
  • Period: from April 8th to October 1st 2023 Performances at 11:45 A.M. and/or 4 P.M. (at 11.45 am and 3.00 pm from October 21st to November 5th). 2022 Scheduled performances – 2023 scheduled performances coming soon
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Seating capacity 450 persons (sheltered bleachers).
  • Languages : In French and summary sheets available in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian and Chinese.
  • Group prices 2023 (from 20 persons) :
    – Adult: € 12 per person (€ 16 public rate)
    – Child (5-17 years): € 8, except from July 01st through August 20th : € 12

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 / reservations@chambord.org

Ticket control is carried out at the entrance to the Écuries du Maréchal de Saxe. Free toilets on site.

 

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…).

 

Tasting of regional wines in a private room of the château.

In a room of the chateau reserved for private parties, participants are introduced to the diversity of the vineyard and the richness of the terroir through the discovery of 3 wines from the AOC of Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny accompanied by 4 toasts of local products.

Chambord red wine (AOC Cheverny) to be tasted!

Tasting of 3 wines:
1 white wine (AOC Cheverny)

1 white wine (AOC Cour-Cheverny).The AOC Cour-Cheverny is produced from a single variety the “Romorantin”, introduced in the Loire Valley by King Francis I and planted about thirty kilometers from Chambord, near the chateau of Romorantin.

1 red wine produced at Chambord (AOC Cheverny)

 

Just two kilometers (a little more than one mile) from the chateau, fourteen hectares (35 acres) of organic vines have been planted. As there exists conclusive evidence that in the 18th century, the chateau possessed a vineyard, Chambord has renewed its wine-growing tradition. Since 2019, Chambord has been producing homemade wine according to the principles of eco-certified agriculture, without cultivated yeasts. The grapes are hand-picked. Three wines are produced: white (Romorantin varietal), with AOC Cour-Cheverny soon to come; white (Sauvignon), with AOC Cheverny soon to come after blending with Orbois; and red AOC Cheverny (Pinot noir and Gamay). They are on sale at the two gift shops and the snack and catering areas of the chateau.

The Loire Valley is the 3rd largest appellation region in France, with a total of 85 appellations and denominations. The area has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status – one of only ten European winegrowing regions distinguished in this way.

 

This service is ideal as an aperitif before a classic lunch.

  • Place: a privatized room of the chateau
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Period: all year round
  • Group prices 2023 (from 20 persons) : €12 per person. Special rates for tourism professionals, please contact the booking department reservations@chambord.org – tel. +33 (0)2 54 50 50 40.
  • Conditions: from 20 people. Subject to visit of the chateau.
  • In English or French

 

  • A 4,2 km organized and signposted route
  • The most scenic vantage points on the château and its surrounding viewed without physical effort (French formal gardens, canal, English gardens, etc.)
  • Observation posts and pedagogical signs to discover the fauna and the flora.
  • Price: €25 per vehicle
  • Period: from April 8th to November 5th 2023
  • Duration: 45 min

4 people maximum per vehicle.

 

Accompanied by a nature guide with his own coach, the group enters into the heart of a reserve usually closed to the public. As the vehicle crisscrosses the forest, the visitor observes rich landscapes and is told tales about its naturel settings and how they were fashioned. He is apprised of know-how pertaining to forestry, animal husbandry, market gardening, vineyards… and wild
fauna, know-how that has enabled Chambord to reconnect with its agricultural and food-producing vocation. The steps and stages of transformation of raw material into 100% Chambord finished products are taken up. The visit includes tasting and discovery of the trophy room and Chambord products.

The Domaine national de Chambord is enclosed by a 32-kilometer wall. The area covers 13,440 acres – the size of the city of Paris. It is home to an exceptionally rich variety of wildlife and is a shrine to France’s natural heritage. Deer, wild boars and sheep, salamanders and no less than 150 species of birds or rare species of dragonflies, amphibians, chiropterans and insects cohabit with one another in this forest showpiece, registered in the NATURA 2000 network.

 

Price: €430 per guide (one guide per coach)

Duration: 1 hour 1/2

Period: all year round

Booking necessary and according to availability.

This tour can also be given in an all-terrain vehicle (7 persons in a vehicle)

Discover Chambord and its environs in all their dimensions: by navigating on the canal in a traditional electric “Loire” punt, by criss-crossing 12 kilometers of totally groomed and clearly marked cycling paths, deep within the forest and all around the chateau.

Prices:

Electric punt hire
5 people max. per punt
30 min • €22 per punt

Bicycle hire adult
1h • €7 per bike
2h • €12 per bike
4h • €18 per bike

Map of cycling and walking trails available at the reception of the chateau or available here below.

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