Persons with disabilities

Sensitive to the difficulties of persons with reduced mobility or with disabilities, the National Estate of Chambord maintains a policy of cultural accessibility.

Accessibility of the site

  • Spaces reserved in the parking lot: light-duty vehicles, camper vans and buses
  • Contrasting driveways to the château and its surroundings
  • Paved château courtyard
  • Access ramp to the ground floor of the keep

Areas accessible to persons with reduced mobility:

  • Reception area
  • Ticket office
  • Ground floor of the château and its rooms
  • Audiovisual room
  • Toilets
  • Gift shop

A visitor with disabilities is entitled to free admission for himself and his attendant, and they may circulate freely (château and gardens).
Parking is free for people with disabilities on presentation of their parking title and proof of proof

Audiovisual room: A 20-minute film on the architecture and history of Chambord, sub-titled in 5 languages (French, English, German, Spanish and), is streamed continuously in a ground floor room.

The dogs accompanying persons with disabilities are admitted inside the monument.

With the HistoPad, access to the commentaries and Renaissance reconstitutions on the upper floors. Version adapted for people with reduced mobility, French sign language version and audiodescription version for the visually impaired).

Electric carts are available for rent so that you can effortlessly enjoy the château surroundings (the electric carts are not admitted in the formal French gardens).

Seat sticks and wheelchairs are on loan (depending on availability at the ticket office (between the car parks and the château) or at the château reception.

On reservation

  • Adapted guided tours with supports
  • Heritage workshops for schoolchildren: discovery of construction material with touch recognition feature, reading of relief and sculpted decor
  • Tactile and unmountable scale model of the château
  • Thermoformed plastic 3D maps
  • A customized fun visit: A costumed character out of the past, witness to the shining hours of the château, depicts his memories with active participation of the audience

Heritage workshops: A wide-ranging and comprehensive program of pedagogical activities will meet the expectations of teachers and specialized educators. We remain at your disposal to facilitate customization and coordination of these activities with our educational service.

Contact : reservations@chambord.org

Visitor conveniences

  • Adapted sanitary installations (place Saint Louis and château courtyard)
  • With HistoPad, access to reconstitutions of the rooms as they were during the reign of François I and to commentaries on their history present-day collections. Version adapted for people with reduced mobility, French sign language version and audiodescription version for the visually impaired)
  • Visitor leaflets are available in French and English in the reception area.

Donate

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 .