Opening hours & rates

Visit itinerary disrupted, Chambord prepares for its 500th anniversary from April until mid-June 2019

In addition, from April until mid-June 2019, due to installation of new scenography as well as a new decor on the ground floor and the 1st floor of the château, and due to installation on the 2nd floor of the large-scale exhibition “Chambord 1519-2019, utopia at work”, some rooms may be temporarily closed, and some visit itineraries may be temporarily disrupted.

The preparatory work is currently proceeding, and the different areas are being reopened progressively. In the link below, you will find the regularly updated schedule of room closings:

You can discover the complete “500 years of Chambord” programming on our internet site:

We wish to apologize for the inconvenience caused by a major undertaking through which a new atmosphere will be created in Chambord, and we remain at your disposal for further information.

We will be looking forward to welcoming you soon, in the new setting presently being prepared.



Chateau opening

The château is open all year long, except for 1 January and 25 December.

Opening hours:

  • Peak season:

From 30 March to 27 october : 9 A.M-6 P.M

  • Off season:

from 28 october to 29 March : 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Last entry ½ hour before château closing.

The French formal gardens close 1/2 hour before château closing.

Free access to the park all year round.


Chateau and French gardens access

Full rate: € 14,50

Reduced rate (18-25 non-European Union resident on presentation of proof of age), unemployed person from France, associate, work councils, group of 20 people or more): € 12

Free admission (individual public): under 18 years old, long-term EU residents aged 18 to 25, disabled person + 1 accompanying person.

Privilège “card” (advantages valid for one year): € 40


Access to the site

  • Car and motorcycle parking P0: parking at 600 metres from the chateau (car park per day) : € 6. Free parking for disabled person on presenting the parking ticket upon presentation of proof.
  • Minibus parking P1: € 11
  • Coaches per day P1: € 50

Free parking for coaches and minibuses carrying visitors to the chateau (on presenting the parking ticket at the ticket office when purchasing or collecting at least 7 entrance tickets for coaches and at least 2 tickets for minibuses).


  • Car parking P2: € 4 / day
  • Caravan and motorhome parking P2: € 11 / 24h  –  IMPORTANT: It is forbidden to stay in the car park. Parking is allowed at night, but the park may under no circumstances be used as an accommodation area for motorhomes. No water or electricity supply space is provided.
  • Free cycle rack


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 .