Schools and groups of children

Guide tour « Chambord and the Renaissance period »

The guided tour focuses on the history of the château in the 16th century and guides children to discover its original function: an architectural wonder as a monument to royal power in the Renaissance period.

Level: from 9 year old

Duration: 1hr30

Size: maximum 30 per group

Available in: FR, EN, DE, ES

Rates: €4 per child (or €80 per group if less than 20 children). Free admission to the chateau for children with this guided tour

Please contact us for accompanying person rates. Booking necessary and according to availability.

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

Visit with HistoPad

Supervised by adults, the Histopad allows school groups to visit the entire monument independently. An interactive digital tablet, the HistoPad offers a virtual visit of the chateau rooms during the Renaissance. The layout, decor and furnishings of some of the rooms as they were in the early 16th century have been re-imagined. Augmented reality and 3D reconstitution provide a spectacular experience immersing the visitor in the ambiance existing during the lifetime of Chambord’s builder, François I.

 Also includes:

  • Interactive maps to orient and organize visits.
  • A visitor’s guide of the chateau’s 24 rooms, ideal for discovery of the history and collections.
  • More than one hour of commentaries on the history and architecture of the chateau.
  • For the young public, a playful interactive treasure hunt.

Level: from 11 years old

Duration: from 1hr30 to 2hrs

Rate (groups + 20 people): €5 per HistoPad. Reduced rates for travel professionals, please contact the booking service.

Groups are advised to book. According to availability.

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

Education stroll around the canal (4.2 km)

Along the canal, a grand 4-kilometre tour is accessible all year long for walkers and bicyclists: the perfect way to discover the fauna and the flora of a fabulous biological reserve. A footpath with playful educational panels and accessible observatories and pontoons.

Free access. Self-guided stroll.

Bike rental from 31 March to 4 November 2018. 10 am-7 pm.

From 9 years old. 

Booking necessary and according to availability.

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

Horse and bird of prey show

From April 28th to September 30th 2018, in the stables of Maurice de Saxe, enjoy the horse + birds of prey show « François I, the king chevalier » or roam around the Renaissance encampment scene reconstituted in the stable courtyard.

Summary leaflets translated into EN, DE, IT, SP, NL, RU, CH

45 min –

Rates: €8 less than 18 years except from 7 July to 26 August: €9 per child.

For the general public.

Booking necessary and according to availability.

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

Cycling and walking trails around the chateau

Covering more than 13 500 acres, the domaine national de Chambord is singularly representative of the French natural heritage. With its unusual and well-maintained landscape, it serves as host for exceptional fauna and flora. The park of Chambord is registered in the Natura 2000 Pan-European ecological network, it is classified as a historic monument and included in the UNESCO world heritage list. If a large portion of the estate has  remained a controlled access zone, it is so as to preserve the peace and quiet essential to the conservation of its biodiversity. More than 20 kilometres of walking and cycling trails will allow to discover an exceptional haven of greenery, affording unique vantage points on the chateau.

Map of trail available at the reception of the chateau or upon request.

Picnic areas

Two kiosks near the car parks and a number of picnic areas in the forest are open to all.

Donate

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 .