Visit the chateau

Five centuries of history in just a few hours...

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).

140 per guide (in addition to admission fee to the chateau). 34 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: the king Francis Ist rooms, the Molières’ theater…

 

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.

The HistoPad is a digital tablet (with headphones) to explore the chateau as it was in the 16th century.

 

It also includes:

  • An immersive tour of the chateau as it was in the times of François I: nine rooms integrally reconstituted in 3D and virtual reality.
  • Interactive maps to help you to orient yourself and organize your tour.
  • A visitor’s guide of the 24 rooms in the château allowing you to more completely discover its history and collections.
  • More than one hour of recorded commentaries on the history and architecture of the château.
  • A treasure hunt for children.

 

Translated into 12 languages: F, EN, D, E, I, NL, R, J, CN, P, PL, KR.

Length: from 45 min to 1h1/2.

Groups are advised to book.

 

5€ (in addition to admission fee to the chateau).

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).

 

Donate

Because the maintenance and transmission of this legacy must be everyone's business, Chambord appeals to the generosity of the public. Individuals and businesses can support Chambord and make your contribution to its influence. Chambord needs your help!

«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.