Visit the château

Chambord, a UNESCO world heritage site

Two centuries after having opened to the public, Chambord remains one of the most awe-inspiring Renaissance constructions, arousing admiration and fascination throughout the world. Far from serving as a residential palace or a mere hunting lodge, the chateau is a stupendous work of art; imagined by King François I and inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, it has yet to divulge its innermost secrets.

Chambord: a work of art one of its kind in the world

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.

 

The HistoPad is a digital tablet (with headphones) to explore the chateau as it was in the 16th century. Discover nine rooms integrally reconstituted in 3D and virtual reality.

It also includes:

  • 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, GB, D, E, I, NL, R, J, CN, P, PL, KR.

Length: about 1h1/2 (and more!)

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.

Groups are advised to book.

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.

The Children’s lodge: three new rooms for the young public

In this new area, families and the young public are invited to deepen their knowledge of Chambord, King François I and the Renaissance through sound experience, touchscreen terminals, manipulable installations and grandiose decors. A space for children’s stimulation and relaxation is propitious to unconstrained construction and sensorial exploration.
Free access, 2nd floor of the chateau.

Chambord, 1939-1945: saving some of the world’s beauty
With the help of valuable archival documents, a new four-room visitors’ itinerary explains how, during World War II, Chambord was enlisted to protect masterpieces from French museums. Two booklets, one for children and the other for their teachers, outline the steps of a theme-based tour.                                                                                                                                                                   Free access from the castle’s terraces.

 

 

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

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 15 languages: in F, EN, DE, E, I, NL, R, J, CN, P, PL, H, RO, CZ, KO.

 

ADVANCE PURCHASE OF (E-)TICKETS (minimum 20 tickets)

Preferential rates are offered for group purchases of admission tickets (discount per ticket according to quantity of ticket purchased). The tickets take you to the front of the queue and are valid for 2 years (730 days) from the issue date.

Information, please contact the tourism development department: devtour@chambord.org

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