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  • Save time and skip the lines with this priority entrance ticket to Château de Chambord.
  • Located inside a large park of 5,000 hectares, the Chambord Castle was built by King François I in 1515 and is a symbol of the French Renaissance.
  • Spend your time here admiring over 60 of the 400 rooms, 80 staircases and 365 fireplaces
  • This is apart from the many towers, high ceilings and pointed domes.
  • The key highlight of your visit will be the renowned double-helix staircase.
  • Imagined by Leonardo da Vinci, it has two spirals so that two people can use the staircase at the same time without running into one another.
  • Don't miss out on exploring the lovely French gardens while you're here.
  • Fun fact: The Chambord Castle was used as an inspiration for the Beast’s castle in Beauty and the Beast.
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

Chateau de Chambord  Reopens Post COVID-19

After several months of lockdown, Chateau de Chambord reopened to the public on 19 May 2021. It has reopened with several health and safety measures in accordance with the government guidelines as of 21 July 2021.

COVID-19 Safety Measures & Guidelines at Chateau de Chambord

  • Chateau de Chambord follows COVID-19 safety measures and guidelines as laid out by the government on 21 July 2021.
  • Health pass has been made mandatory to get access to the castle compound
  • Visitors will be requested to show their health pass upon arrival at the main checkpoints placed in front of the Welcome Hall.
  • Secondary checkpoints are placed at the entrance to the castle, in the Écuries du Maréchal de Saxe before the horse show, and under the royal porch.
  • On-site ticket sales will be subject to availability. Visitors are advised to purchase online entrance tickets to the site to reserve a time slot for their visit.
  • The Health Pass or the Sanitary Pass can be presented in an electronic format or a document, but it must include a QR code and must be presented with a valid government identity.
  • To get access to the castle, the French gardens, and the equestrian show, visitors must present their health card which includes:
    1. Proof of complete vaccination (General case: 2 doses of vaccine + 7 days after the second dose of vaccine)
    2. A Negative RT-PCR or antigenic test, less than 72hours old.
    3. A positive RT-PCR or antigenic test to prove Covid-19 recovery. The test must be at least 15 days old but not more than 6 months old.
    4. Self-tests won't be considered valid.
  • Wearing masks have been made mandatory outdoors and indoors.

Why Visit Chateau de Chambord?

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  • Famous for its unique Renaissance architecture, Chateau de Chambord is the largest and one of the most famous Chateaux of the Loire Valley, thanks to its unique architectural style that blends classical  Renaissance structures with traditional French medieval forms.
  • Built to be used as a hunting lodge, legends say that one of the brains behind the unique design of the castle was none other than the maestro himself- Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • Since the early days of its construction period in the early 1500s, it has also faced many architectural alterations due to historical events followed by extensive restoration works in the 19th century.
  • The design is similar to that of a typical castle with corner towers, a keep, and a moat to defend the castle. But the design gets beautified with the French Renaissance architecture and the numerous artworks that it houses. All these led it to become the inspiration for the castle in Beauty & The Beast.

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Château de Chambord Skip-the-Line Ticket

Enter the grand castle of Chambord in style with your priority entrance tickets as you skip the ticketing lines and get to access the attraction. Explore the symbol of the French Renaissance and marvel at the castle’s garden, architecture, and design that was also used as an inspiration for the Beast’s castle in the movie Beauty & The Beasts. Take your time admiring the meticulously preserved castle rooms,80 staircases, and 365 fireplaces. Admire the traditional French architectural work that includes towers, high ceilings, pointed domes, along with the renowned Leonardo da Vinci imagined double-helix staircase. 

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Chateau de Chambord Highlights

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Garden & Park Of Chambord

The Chambord Gardens are also ‘Garden of France’, which is a title that suits the languid, leisurely region which stands out thanks to its royal demeanor. The gardens pose a grand front of the equally grand and beautiful chateau. The site’s stunning architecture and a whiff of romance are said to be accompanied by a fascinating history, as it links the Chateau to the forest. 

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Double Helix Staircase

The influence of Leonardo Da Vinci behind Chateau De Chambord’s design is undeniable for most researchers because of this iconic ‘Double Helix Staircase’. The Chateau’s most iconic feature, never seen before in France, has two helical ramps, just like the strands of DNA spiraling a hollow core as it services the main floors to the glass ceiling of the terraces.

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Royal Stables

Built, renovated, and expanded to be used as a hunting lodge for the king, the Chateau de Chambord has large stables where over 1,200 horses were kept so that he could use the castle for his entertainment for a few weeks every year. In today’s times, thanks to these stables you can take a horse-drawn cart or enjoy an equestrian show if you visit during the summer months.

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Exhibition & Events

Chateau De Chambord holds several events and exhibitions throughout the year. Built for the purpose of leisure and entertainment, the chateau was dedicated to the arts as it hosted several festivities for the entertainment of the king. The Chateau maintains the tradition as it hosts music festivals, performing arts, and events like the equestrian show & Christmas celebrations.

Plan Your Visit To Chateau De Chambord

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Chateau de Chambord Tickets Timings

Chateau De Chambord is open all year round, except on 1 January, 30 November, and 25 December.

Timings:

  • 2 January - 27 March: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • From 19 May - 25 October: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • From 26 October - 31 December: 9 AM to 5 PM

Last Access:

  • To Castle: Half an hour before closing time.
  • Formal Gardens: Half an hour before Castle Closing Time.

Note: Closing Time On 24 & 31 December: 4 PM

Closed On: 1 January, 30 November, and 25 December.

Chateau de Chambord Tickets getting there

Address: Château, 41250 Chambord, France

Find on the map.

By Car: A10, A85, A71

  • Duration From Paris: Less than 2 hours
  • Duration From Blois: Less than 25 min

By Train & Shuttle: Intercités train

  • Nearest Station: Blois Chambord station
  • Duration: 1hr 20 mins

Train & Shuttle connects Paris to Chateau de Chambord. A shuttle service runs between  Blois Chambord station to the Chateau, in the morning and late afternoon, connecting with the train to and from Paris Austerlitz station.

Chateau de Chambord Tickets restaurants

There are multiple restaurants in the castle complex, where visitors can grab a quick bite or dine-in for their lunch.

LE CAFÉ D’ORLÉANS: Opening Hours: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Your perfect option for lunch, with dishes made from fresh, quality produce made directly from Chambord estate.

AUTOUR DU PUITS (AROUND THE WELL): Opening Hours: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Grab a quick bite or step in for a takeaway enjoy salted and sugared food at the foot of the chateau.

Chateau De Chambord Shops

At the village square of Chambord, there are several restaurants and shops that are open for visitors. 

  • Maison des vins
  • La cave des rois 
  • Bergeries de Sologne
  • Biscuiterie de Chambord
  • Crêperie du cerf 
  • Le Saint Louis
  • Les armes du château
  • Monument Café
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  • Free Lockers
  • Public Wifi
  • Picnic areas
  • Parking available
  • Reserved parking for the disabled
  • Electrical carts available for rent 
  • Seat sticks and wheelchairs are on loan
  • Access ramp
  • Gift Shop

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Maison des Vins Chambord: Also known as House of Wines in Chambord, located on palace Place Saint-Louis, it is a place with its where you can get to taste and buy AOC Cheverny and Cour Cheverny wines

Église Saint-Louis de Chambord: The Church of Saint-Louis de Chambord is a famous catholic church in Chambord, France. Located close to the Chateau of Chambord and town, it is currently listed under historical monuments in France.

La Biscuiterie de Chambord: Located at the foot of Chateau de Chambord, visitors get to know about the old-fashioned recipes from famous pastry chefs, that give your taste buds an amazing experience.

Chateau de Blois: Showcasing brilliant architecture and renaissance style, Chateau de Blois is a must-visit if you can manage your time. 

Visitor Tips

  • Save your time and help the authorities by purchasing your tickets online
  • The languages spoken in this region is English & French.
  • Visitors are requested to pay for their parking as soon as they arrive in the terminals.
  • Visitors are requested to use the visitor’s leaflet to make it easier for them to move around in the castle complex.
  • Bags will be inspected at entrances.

All Your Questions About Chateau de Chambord Tickets Answered

Q. Can I buy Chateau de Chambord tickets online?

A. Tourists are advised to buy their Chateau de Chambord tickets online as on-site tickets are subject to availability, and visits inside the domain are by reservation only. Thus it is better to reserve your time slots in advance.

Q. Are discounts available on Chateau de Chambord tickets?

A. Yes, discounts are availed by purchasing Chateau de Chambord tickets online. Please check the tickets for further details.

Q. What is the best way to buy tickets to Chateau de Chambord?

A. Purchasing your Chateau de Chambord tickets online is the best way of buying your tickets as it helps you get amazing deals and discounts while you get to enjoy advanced reservations.

Q. Other than Chateau de Chambord, what are the other important Loire Valley Castles?

A. There are several hundreds of famous Loire Valley Castles. Other than Chateau de Chambord, the ones with most historical significance are - Château de Chaumont, Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau du Clos Lucé, Château d'Amboise, Château de Chenonceau, Château Royal de Blois and Château d'Angers.

Q. Is the Chateau de Chambord tour open now?

A. Yes, the Chateau de Chambord tour is open.

Q. Is it safe to go for Chateau de Chambord tours post COVID-19?

A. Yes, it is completely safe to go for Chateau de Chambord tours post COVID-19. It has reopened in accordance with guidelines by the government. Visitors are requested to follow the health guidelines to ensure their health and safety.

Q. Is it mandatory to have a Health Pass or the Sanitary Pass?

A. Yes, the presentation of a Health Pass or the Sanitary Pass is mandatory at the site entrance.

Q. How much do the Chateau de Chambord tickets cost?

A. Chateau de Chambord skip-the-line tickets are priced €14.50.

Q. Are Chateau de Chambord tickets refundable?

A. Chateau de Chambord tickets cannot be amended, rescheduled, or canceled. 

Q. Do my Chateau de Chambord tickets include skip-the-line access?

A. Yes, Chateau de Chambord tickets include skip-the-line access.

Q. Are dogs allowed inside Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire?

A. Dogs are allowed in the International Garden Festival and Historic Grounds, but not in the Chateau.

Q. What is the best time to go for the Chateau de Chambord tour?

A. Chateau de Chambord is open all year round. But you can plan your visit during the Christmas holidays to take part in the Christmas celebrations.

Best Castles Of Loire Valley

It is difficult to define the word “Chateaux” because of France’s rich historical background and Renaissance influence. According to historical documents, France has over 7000 Chateaux, 1000 of which can be considered historically and culturally significant. Here is a list of the best Castles of Loire Valley and their tickets.