The castle of Chambord

In Chambord, you will discover an ideal place, made of harmony and modernity.

In 2021, Chambord is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the opening to the public of a monument that continues to elicit admiration and fascination throughout the world.  Selected in 1840 for the initial list of historic monuments in France, listed since 1981 in the UNESCO World Heritage, Chambord stands out as one of the most awe-inspiring Renaissance constructions.  Far from figuring as a residential palace or a hunting lodge, Chambord embodies genuine utopia: as an inexhaustible work of art, it has yet to deliver all its secrets. Indeed, utopia was the watchword of its 500th anniversary and the guiding ethos of the Renaissance.

The guides’ lectures are devoted to the exceptional history of the chateau and the iconic aspects of its architecture. The visitor will enter the royal lodgings and have the privilege of using hidden flights of stairs providing access to spaces closed to the general public (mezzanines or lofts).

150 per guide (in addition to admission fee to the chateau). 30 people maximum per guide.

The guided tour lasts 1h30.

Languages: French, English, Spanish.

Booking necessary and according to availability.

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

Free parking for coaches carrying visitors to the chateau (on presenting the parking ticket at the ticket office when purchasing or collecting at least 7 entrance tickets).

 

Cane seats on loan on request.

Visiting Chambord means diving into a unique and fairy-tale atmosphere. From its Renaissance architecture, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci, to its breath-taking views from the terraces to the furnished 18th century apartments, you can go through five centuries of history in just a few hours.

New setting

Since June 2019, a new setting for the itinerant court has been presented in the chateau. Redevelopment was entrusted to the internationally renowned decorator and scenographer Jacques Garcia, who was tasked with recreating the atmosphere prevailing within the chateau on the arrival of the king. The restoration of François I’s mobile (bed, tables, sideboard, folding stools) and textile (velvet, satin, linen…) decorations during his last visit to Chambord in 1545 and the restoration of the King’s room bring about a spectacular, concrete and sensitive transformation of the visitor experience.
On the first floor, the atmosphere of the theater set up by Louis XIV for Molière’s troupe on the occasion of the world premiere in 1670 of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme has been recreated.
Open access with chateau and French gardens admission ticket.

 

Admission fees to the chateau and the gardens (per person, minimum 20 persons):

Group adult: € 12 (public price: € 14,50)

Child (6-17 years): free from November to February – 3 euros from March to October.

18-25 years from E.U: free from November to February – 3 euros from March to October

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

Free parking for coaches carrying visitors to the chateau (on presenting the parking ticket at the ticket office when purchasing or collecting at least 7 entrance tickets).

 

DON’T MISS

  • The double helix staircase
  • The panoramic terraces
  • The furnished historic apartments
  • The coffered vaulted ceilings
  • The chapel
  • The coach room
  • The 18th century kitchens
  • The French formal gardens (new 2017)

A 17 and 7 minute CGI films, projected all day long on the ground floor of the chateau, traces the history of Chambord and its architecture. Subtitles in English, German, Spanish and Italian.

Free booklet. Translated into 14 languages: in F, EN, DE, E, I, NL, R, J, CN, P, PL, H, RO, KO.

 

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE

Preferential rates are offered for group purchases of admission tickets (€ 2,50 to € 7,50 discount per ticket according to quantity of ticket purchased). The tickets take you to the front of the queue and are valid for 500 days from the issue date.

Information : devtour@chambord.org

 

PURCHASE E-TICKETS IN BULK: please contact the tourism development department devtour@chambord.org.

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