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.

A guide takes visitors to the discovery of the essential highlights of the monument: cruciform chamber, double-helix staircase, the terraces…

Duration: 1 hour
Every day from July 09th to August 28th, at 11.15am
Price : 5 € for an adult / 3 € aged 5 to 17 years (in addition to the entrance fee).

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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 – 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.

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 – 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).



  • 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 14 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:

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