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 27th through September 29th 2019 except June 30th.
  • Performances at 11:45 A.M. and/or 4 P.M. Scheduled performances 2019
  • 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 2019 (from 20 persons) :
    – Adult: € 9 per person (€ 15,50 public rate)
    – Child (5-17 years): € 8, except from July 6th through August 25th : €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 2019: €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

 

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 2019 (from 20 persons) : 11€ 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.

Horse-drawn carriages driven by a coachman take visitors to the private part of the area, to experience the local wildlife and enjoy the exceptional views of the chateau.

Possible simultaneous departures of 3 horse-drawn carriages.

Duration: 45 min

Period: from March 30th to November 3rd 2019 except on May 1st and June 30th.

Group prices 2019 (from 20 persons): €160 per private carriage. 20 pers. maximum per carriage.

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

Summary leaflets translated into English, Chinese and Japenese.

Booking necessary and according to availability: tel. +33 (0)2 54 50 50 40 – reservations@chambord.org

 

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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 .