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 04th through September 30th 2020.
  • Performances at 11:45 A.M. and/or 4 P.M. Scheduled performances 2020.
  • 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 2020 (from 20 persons) :
    – Adult: € 9 per person (€ 15,50 public rate)
    – Child (5-17 years): € 8, except from June 30th through August 23rd : €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 / reservations@chambord.org

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

 

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…).

 

An organic garden dedicated to the cultivation of fruits and vegetables has been set up a few meters from the château on the grounds of the one-time stables.

Based on painstaking observation of nature and its setting, respect for the environment and soil health, this system of cultivation enables increased yields in small areas with minimal mechanization. More that forty varieties of vegetables (comtesse de Chambord beans, squash, cabbage, zucchini, sorrel, tomatoes…) are produced and coexist with aromatic and medicinal plants and 140 fruit trees of traditional varieties.

Conducted by a market gardener, the guided tour is designed to sensitize visitors to the benefits of an ecological farming approach. The cultivators will detail production methods drawn from largely forgotten 19th-century practices, the varieties produced, the tools utilized, the harvesting methods applied and short supply sales circuits.

The visits ends with tasting some of the home-grown products.

  • Period: All year round
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Group prices 2020: €140 per guide.  34 people maximum per guide.
  • Languages: French and English.
  • Booking necessary and according to availability
  • From 20 people. Subject to visit of the chateau.

For more information, here the presentation leaflet of the vegetable garden guided tour.

Special rates for tourism professionals, please contact the booking department reservations@chambord.org – tel. +33 (0)2 54 50 50 40reservations@chambord.org

 

  • 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, cal, English gardens, etc.)
  • Observation posts and pedagogical signs to discover the fauna and the flora.

Price: €25 per vehicle

Length: 45 min

4 people maximum per vehicle. Last incomplete car offered, provided that all the others are full.

 

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.
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.
These wines will no longer have secrets for everyone.
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.

  • Place: a privatized room of the chateau
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Period: all year round
  • Group prices 2020 (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.

Accompanied by a nature guide, the group explores with its own coach the heart of the reserve, usually closed to the public, and discovers the history of the woodlands and the management of plants and animals. Visitors on this tour enjoy a special experience in this unspoiled natural environment with a stop at the trophy room. Around a curve in the path, they may glimpse some of the animals that live in the forest (stags, deer, wild boar, etc.).

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: €330 per guide (one guide per coach)

Length: 1 hour 1/2

Summary leaflets translated into
Booking necessary and according to availability.

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 boat or punt hire
5 people max. per boat/punt
30 min • €22 per motor boat
1h • €30 per motor boat

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 upon request.

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«VIGIPIRATE» security measures

Due to the vigipirate plan, we thank our visitors in advance for showing understanding for the slowdown induced by the security checks at the entrances.