Chateau Royal de Blois Tickets

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Royal Blois Castle Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • Bypass queues and enter the unique Royal Blois Castle, the former residence of 7 kings and 10 queens of France. Check out the Loire Valley castles map here.
  • Magnificently restored in the 19th century by Felix Duban, the Royal Blois Castle is fully furnished, decorated, and filled with color – from the tiled floors to the wood panels. A feast for the eyes!
  • Explore the 17 rooms of the castle, all generously decorated with traditional motifs, monograms, and candelabra.
  • Drop by the Blois Fine Arts Museum which is housed in the castle, and is ranked among the best fine arts museums in France thanks to its masterworks by Boucher, Ingres, and Rubens.
  • Elevate your experience by adding a ticket to the sound and light show, taking place at the castle's courtyard every evening, along with an audio guide.
  • Bypass queues and enter the unique Royal Blois Castle, the former residence of 7 kings and 10 queens of France. Check out the Loire Valley castles map here.
  • Magnificently restored in the 19th century by Felix Duban, the Royal Blois Castle is fully furnished, decorated, and filled with color – from the tiled floors to the wood panels. A feast for the eyes!
  • Explore the 17 rooms of the castle, all generously decorated with traditional motifs, monograms, and candelabra.
  • Drop by the Blois Fine Arts Museum which is housed in the castle, and is ranked among the best fine arts museums in France thanks to its masterworks by Boucher, Ingres, and Rubens.
  • Elevate your experience by adding a ticket to the sound and light show, taking place at the castle's courtyard every evening, along with an audio guide.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Royal Blois Castle
  • HistoPad AR tablet
  • Entry to sound & light show (optional)
  • Audio guide in 10 languages (optional)
  • Tip: If you've got kids, try visiting in the evening. Children, especially, love the colorful projections on walls and get to learn history in a fun way!
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • The sound and light shows occur every evening and last 45 minutes.
  • The show takes place in March, April, and September at 10pm; in May, June, July and August at 10:30pm; in October and November at 7:15pm.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 2 November, 2024.
  • These tickets are valid until 2 November, 2024.
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Chambord Castle Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • Access more than 60 rooms at the Chambord Castle and admire one of the most expansive castles in France. Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.
  • Located inside a large 5,000-hectare estate, Chambord Castle was built by King François I in 1515 and symbolized the French Renaissance.
  • Spend your time here discovering over 60 out of 400 rooms, 80 staircases, and 365 fireplaces. Examine details that inspired the Beauty and the Beast castle!
  • Of course, you can't miss the many towers, high ceilings, and pointed domes. The key highlight of your visit will be the renowned double-helix staircase.
  • Additionally, upgrade our tickets to include entry to Chenonceau Castle and learn about a variety of white, red, and even sweet dessert wines through tasting notes from a true expert.
  • Access more than 60 rooms at the Chambord Castle and admire one of the most expansive castles in France. Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.
  • Located inside a large 5,000-hectare estate, Chambord Castle was built by King François I in 1515 and symbolized the French Renaissance.
  • Spend your time here discovering over 60 out of 400 rooms, 80 staircases, and 365 fireplaces. Examine details that inspired the Beauty and the Beast castle!
  • Of course, you can't miss the many towers, high ceilings, and pointed domes. The key highlight of your visit will be the renowned double-helix staircase.
  • Additionally, upgrade our tickets to include entry to Chenonceau Castle and learn about a variety of white, red, and even sweet dessert wines through tasting notes from a true expert.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Chambord Castle
  • Entry to the gardens and temporary exhibitions
  • Entry to Chenonceau Castle (optional)
  • Round-trip transfers from Paris (optional)
  • Wine tasting (optional)
  • Tip: While exploring the castle, keep an eye out for hidden doors and secret passages. These intriguing architectural features were designed to allow discreet movement within the castle and provide a sense of mystery.
  • Please note that only the ground floor of Chambord is accessible to wheelchair users, who enjoy free admission.
  • Since this is a historic site, certain regions may be closed for access due to maintenance or renovation.
  • It is allowed to bring dogs on a leash in the park, but not in the castle enclosure, the French gardens, and the Stables.
  • Guide dogs may access the entire premises.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Chenonceau Castle Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • Revel in the architectural grace of Chenonceau Castle, celebrated as an exemplary masterpiece of French Renaissance design.
  • Witness late-Gothic and early Renaissance design at its best, as you walk over an elegant gallery bridge that spans the Cher River.
  • Admire a vast collection of sophisticated art, furniture, and exquisite interiors as you explore the royal living quarters, the chapel, and more.
  • Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the extensive, lush royal gardens alongside the riverbank.
  • Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.
  • Revel in the architectural grace of Chenonceau Castle, celebrated as an exemplary masterpiece of French Renaissance design.
  • Witness late-Gothic and early Renaissance design at its best, as you walk over an elegant gallery bridge that spans the Cher River.
  • Admire a vast collection of sophisticated art, furniture, and exquisite interiors as you explore the royal living quarters, the chapel, and more.
  • Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the extensive, lush royal gardens alongside the riverbank.
  • Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Chenonceau Castle
  • Audio guide (optional)
  • Tip: Stroll to the circular center of the intricate green maze in Chenonceau's gardens, based on an original 16th-century design.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 31 December, 2024.
  • These tickets are valid until 31 December, 2024.
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Royal Amboise Castle Skip-the-Line Tickets

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€14.50
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  • Skip the winding queues to explore Royal Amboise Castle, the place of residence for the kings of France for over 400 years! Check out the Loire Valley castles map here.
  • Surrounded by 10-foot high walls, the castle looks more like a fortress in comparison to the row of ordinary houses that rest at its foot.
  • Use the latest HistoPad augmented reality technology with 3D reconstructions of the Logis to explore the late-Gothic early-Renaissance architecture at your own pace.
  • The pinnacle of French luxury is retained in this castle. Admire the massive collection of furniture and revel in medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture in this enchanting structure that towers over the River Loire.
  • A key highlight of your tour will be your visit to the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, in the castle's chapel.
  • Skip the winding queues to explore Royal Amboise Castle, the place of residence for the kings of France for over 400 years! Check out the Loire Valley castles map here.
  • Surrounded by 10-foot high walls, the castle looks more like a fortress in comparison to the row of ordinary houses that rest at its foot.
  • Use the latest HistoPad augmented reality technology with 3D reconstructions of the Logis to explore the late-Gothic early-Renaissance architecture at your own pace.
  • The pinnacle of French luxury is retained in this castle. Admire the massive collection of furniture and revel in medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture in this enchanting structure that towers over the River Loire.
  • A key highlight of your tour will be your visit to the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, in the castle's chapel.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Royal Amboise Castle
  • HistoPad AR tablet
  • Tip: Don't miss out on strolling through the gardens in search of traveling plants and over 80 species of birds.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • A HistoPad disinfection cabinet (automatic sterilization system using ultraviolet germicidal rays) is used for each tablet.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 31 December, 2024.
  • These tickets are valid until 31 December, 2024.
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Chambord + 2 Loire Valley Castle Combo

from €43
€40.86

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  • Gain entry to the iconic Chambord Castle and choose any 2 castles among Chenonceau, Royal Amboise, Chaumont sur-Loire, and Clos Lucé with this cost-saving combo.
  • Explore over 60 rooms & 365 fireplaces at Chambord Castle and marvel at the amazing architecture built for King François I, with design elements attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Visit a stunning home built on the Cher, whose waters reflect the castle's unique Renaissance architecture at Chenonceau or discover contemporary art installations both in and out of the castle at Chaumont sur-Loire.
  • See up close architectural marvels like The Articulated Glider, The Tank, The Catapult, and The Mechanical Drum at Clos Lucé Castle.
  • Visit the Royal Castle of Amboise, where you can enjoy skip-the-line entry to this stunning castle nestled along the Loire River.
  • Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.
  • Gain entry to the iconic Chambord Castle and choose any 2 castles among Chenonceau, Royal Amboise, Chaumont sur-Loire, and Clos Lucé with this cost-saving combo.
  • Explore over 60 rooms & 365 fireplaces at Chambord Castle and marvel at the amazing architecture built for King François I, with design elements attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Visit a stunning home built on the Cher, whose waters reflect the castle's unique Renaissance architecture at Chenonceau or discover contemporary art installations both in and out of the castle at Chaumont sur-Loire.
  • See up close architectural marvels like The Articulated Glider, The Tank, The Catapult, and The Mechanical Drum at Clos Lucé Castle.
  • Visit the Royal Castle of Amboise, where you can enjoy skip-the-line entry to this stunning castle nestled along the Loire River.
  • Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.

Inclusions

Chambord Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Chambord Castle
  • Access to the castle and gardens
  • Access to the temporary exhibitions

Chenonceau Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Chenonceau Castle

Royal Amboise Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Royal Amboise Castle

Chaumont sur-Loire

  • Skip-the-line entry to Chaumont sur-Loire

Clos Lucé Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Clos Lucé Castle

Chambord Castle

  • Tip: Remember to look up in Chambord - its roof is adorned with a myriad of stunning columns and spires.
  • Please note that only the ground floor of Chambord is accessible to wheelchair users, who enjoy free admission.
  • Since this is a historic site, certain regions may be closed for access due to maintenance or renovation.
  • It is allowed to bring dogs on a leash in the park, but not in the castle enclosure, the French gardens, and the Stables.
  • Guide dogs may access the entire premises.

Chenonceau Castle

  • Tip: Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful arches of Chenonceau Castle straddling the Cher River – it's a sight to behold!
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.

Royal Amboise Castle

  • Tip: Ascend to the top of the castle's tower for magnificent panoramic views of the Loire Valley.

Chaumont sur-Loire

  • Tip: Try to watch the Gardens of Light” event that takes place during summer evenings, marrying the artistry of the park layout with a mesmerizing light show.

Clos Lucé Castle

  • Tip: Take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens surrounding the castle, where you can admire the flora and fauna that inspired da Vinci.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 3 November, 2024.
  • These tickets are valid until 3 November, 2024.
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Chenonceau + 1 Loire Valley Castle Combo

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  • Get to visit the iconic Chenonceau Castle and also choose to visit any 1 castle among Chambord, Royal Amboise, Chaumont sur-Loire, and Clos Lucé with this cost-saving combo.
  • Chenonceau Castle is renowned for its connections to remarkable women. Its iconic Gallery, which stretches across the river, is truly unforgettable
  • Discover Chambord Castle's 60 rooms and 365 fireplaces, or take colorful photos of traditional gardens of China, Korea, Africa, and more at Chaumont sur-Loire.
  • Get an up-close look at architectural wonders like The Articulated Glider, The Tank, The Catapult, and The Mechanical Drum at Clos Lucé Castle.
  • Visit the Royal Castle of Amboise, and explore it majestic riverside fortress with hassle-free skip-the-line tickets.
  • Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.
  • Get to visit the iconic Chenonceau Castle and also choose to visit any 1 castle among Chambord, Royal Amboise, Chaumont sur-Loire, and Clos Lucé with this cost-saving combo.
  • Chenonceau Castle is renowned for its connections to remarkable women. Its iconic Gallery, which stretches across the river, is truly unforgettable
  • Discover Chambord Castle's 60 rooms and 365 fireplaces, or take colorful photos of traditional gardens of China, Korea, Africa, and more at Chaumont sur-Loire.
  • Get an up-close look at architectural wonders like The Articulated Glider, The Tank, The Catapult, and The Mechanical Drum at Clos Lucé Castle.
  • Visit the Royal Castle of Amboise, and explore it majestic riverside fortress with hassle-free skip-the-line tickets.
  • Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.

Inclusions

Chambord Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Chambord Castle
  • Access to the castle and gardens
  • Access to the temporary exhibitions

Chenonceau Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Chenonceau Castle

Royal Amboise Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Royal Amboise Castle

Chaumont sur-Loire

  • Skip-the-line entry to Chaumont sur-Loire

Clos Lucé Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Clos Lucé Castle

Chambord Castle

  • Tip: Don't forget your camera - the castles of Loire Valley are a photographer's dream, with their elegant architecture and scenic surroundings.
  • Please note that only the ground floor of Chambord is accessible to wheelchair users, who enjoy free admission.
  • Since this is a historic site, certain regions may be closed for access due to maintenance or renovation.
  • It is allowed to bring dogs on a leash in the park, but not in the castle enclosure, the French gardens, and the Stables.
  • Guide dogs may access the entire premises.

Chenonceau Castle

  • Tip: It is recommended to start with the left part of the park (labyrinth, Diane de Poitiers' garden), then visit the castle and finally the right part of the park (from Catherine de Medici's garden to the donkey park).
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.

Royal Amboise Castle

  • Tip: Explore the attached village at the Royal Amboise Castle – it's a charming place to wander around and soak in the local culture.

Chaumont sur-Loire

  • Tip: While you explore the interior, keep an eye out for the Lois XV commode that's been repaired by the Japanese art form Kintsugi.

Clos Lucé Castle

  • Tip: It is recommended to start your visit at the castle. This will allow you to plunge into Leonardo da Vinci's intimacy, to discover his inventions, before seeing some of them in real size on the castle grounds.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 3 November, 2024.
  • These tickets are valid until 3 November, 2024.
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Loire Valley Pass

from €32.90
€30.67

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  • Save big with this combo ticket that will give you access to up to 7 magnificent French castles in the Loire Valley.
  • Admire the late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture of Chenonceau Castle and Royal Castle of Amboise.
  • Stroll in the beautiful French gardens at Château of Azay-le-Rideau and Château of Chambord.
  • Indulge in artworks by Old Masters in the Fine Arts Museum at Blois Castle.
  • Visit the famous last home of Leonardo da Vinci - Château du Clos Lucé.
  • Explore these French homes at your own pace and choose whether you want to visit 2, 3, 4, or 7 regal castles.
  • Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.

Ticket Information

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • 2 Castles Pass
  • 3 Castles Pass
  • 4 Castles Pass
  • 7 Castles Pass
  • Save big with this combo ticket that will give you access to up to 7 magnificent French castles in the Loire Valley.
  • Admire the late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture of Chenonceau Castle and Royal Castle of Amboise.
  • Stroll in the beautiful French gardens at Château of Azay-le-Rideau and Château of Chambord.
  • Indulge in artworks by Old Masters in the Fine Arts Museum at Blois Castle.
  • Visit the famous last home of Leonardo da Vinci - Château du Clos Lucé.
  • Explore these French homes at your own pace and choose whether you want to visit 2, 3, 4, or 7 regal castles.
  • Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.

Ticket Information

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • 2 Castles Pass
  • 3 Castles Pass
  • 4 Castles Pass
  • 7 Castles Pass

Inclusions

  • Access to 2, 3, 4, or 7 castles
  • Access to the castle gardens

Chenonceau Castle

  • Infants aged 6 and under go free. Children aged 7-17 enjoy reduced ticket prices (carry a valid photo ID).

Château de Chambord

  • People aged 18 and under, and EU residents aged 26 and under can go for free (carry a valid photo ID).

Chaumont-sur-Loire Domain

  • Infants aged 5 and below go free. Children aged 6-18 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

Royal Castle of Amboise

  • Infants aged 7 and below can enter for free. Children aged 8-17, as well as students, enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

Chateau Clos Luce

  • Infants aged 6 and under go free. Children aged 7-18 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

Blois Castle

  • Infants under 6 can go for free. Children aged 6-17 enjoy reduced price tickets (carry a valid photo ID). Visitors with disabilities will be admitted free of charge.

Château de Azay-le-Rideau

  • Ages 18 and under, and EU citizens aged 26 and under go free (carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 3 November, 2024.
  • These tickets are valid until 3 November, 2024.
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Chenonceau Castle + 2 Loire Valley Castle Tickets

from €45.39
€43.13

5% off

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  • With this super saver combo, visit the Chenonceau Castle and choose to visit any 2 castles among Chambord, Royal Amboise, Chaumont sur-Loire, and Clos Lucé.
  • See a huge collection of art and furniture, plus paintings by the likes of Rubens, Primaticcio, Tintoretto, Correggio, Van Loo, Murillo, Clouet and more at the Chenonceau Castle.
  • Browse over 4,500 artworks in the refurbished apartments and don't miss climbing the double-spiral staircase at the Chambord Castle.
  • Explore the home of Leonardo da Vinci, the stunning Clos Lucé Castle in the Loire Valley, and wander the ornate rooms and lush gardens in which the great Renaissance genius lived and worked during his twilight years.
  • Revel in medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture in the enchanting structure of the Royal Castle of Amboise that towers over the River Loire.
  • Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.
  • With this super saver combo, visit the Chenonceau Castle and choose to visit any 2 castles among Chambord, Royal Amboise, Chaumont sur-Loire, and Clos Lucé.
  • See a huge collection of art and furniture, plus paintings by the likes of Rubens, Primaticcio, Tintoretto, Correggio, Van Loo, Murillo, Clouet and more at the Chenonceau Castle.
  • Browse over 4,500 artworks in the refurbished apartments and don't miss climbing the double-spiral staircase at the Chambord Castle.
  • Explore the home of Leonardo da Vinci, the stunning Clos Lucé Castle in the Loire Valley, and wander the ornate rooms and lush gardens in which the great Renaissance genius lived and worked during his twilight years.
  • Revel in medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture in the enchanting structure of the Royal Castle of Amboise that towers over the River Loire.
  • Please find the map of the Loire Valley castles here.

Inclusions

Chambord Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Chambord Castle
  • Access to the castle and gardens
  • Access to the temporary exhibitions

Chenonceau Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Chenonceau Castle

Royal Amboise Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Royal Amboise Castle

Chaumont sur-Loire

  • Skip-the-line entry to Chaumont sur-Loire

Clos Lucé Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Clos Lucé Castle
  • Access to exhibitions

Chambord Castle

  • Tip: Take advantage of the many walking and cycling trails around the castle and in the forest.
  • Please note that only the ground floor of Chambord is accessible to wheelchair users, who enjoy free admission.
  • Since this is a historic site, certain regions may be closed for access due to maintenance or renovation.
  • It is allowed to bring dogs on a leash in the park, but not in the castle enclosure, the French gardens, and the Stables.
  • Guide dogs may access the entire premises.

Chenonceau and Royal Amboise Castle

  • Tip: Set aside at least 2 hours to explore the castle in its entirety.
  • Chenonceau Castle is wheelchair accessible.

Chaumont sur-Loire

  • Tip: Sit on a picnic near the lake and admire the intriguing colors and artistic features of the trees and plants.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 3 November, 2024.
  • These tickets are valid until 3 November, 2024.
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  • If you're interested in Leonardo da Vinci, the great Italian painter, architect, scientist and engineer, this visit to Clos Lucé Castle is a must. An added advantage are the skip-the-line tickets! Check out the Loire Valley castles map here.
  • Travel through 800 years of French history at the Clos Lucé Castle and marvel at the architecture of the historical building as you learn about its importance in the history of Amboise and the Loire Valley.
  • The Clos Lucé Castle is famous above all for its connection with Leonardo da Vinci. Visit Leonardo da Vinci's bedroom and admire many of his models showcased in the basement and gardens.
  • If you're interested in Leonardo da Vinci, the great Italian painter, architect, scientist and engineer, this visit to Clos Lucé Castle is a must. An added advantage are the skip-the-line tickets! Check out the Loire Valley castles map here.
  • Travel through 800 years of French history at the Clos Lucé Castle and marvel at the architecture of the historical building as you learn about its importance in the history of Amboise and the Loire Valley.
  • The Clos Lucé Castle is famous above all for its connection with Leonardo da Vinci. Visit Leonardo da Vinci's bedroom and admire many of his models showcased in the basement and gardens.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Clos Lucé Castle
  • Access to exhibitions
  • Tip: Tickle your taste buds with local delicacies at the 3 different restaurants available on-site (at your own cost).
  • Please note that only 80% of the castle is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 31 December, 2024.
  • These tickets are valid until 31 December, 2024.
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  • Whether you're a lover of art, gardens, or historical anecdotes, visit the Domaine du Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle with skip-the-line tickets and get ready to be enchanted by the estate. Check out the Loire Valley castles map here.
  • Walk through its lavishly furnished rooms and the grand spiral staircase as you admire the many artworks and brilliant stained glass in the chapel.
  • From Renaissance design elements to elite succession, like the famous exchange between Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers, get to know it all as you wander the castle.
  • Known to the world for its International Garden Festival, the estate is a mecca for landscape design and contemporary art.
  • Discover 26 unique gardens that you can spend hours getting lost in, including traditional gardens of China, Korea, and Africa all in the heart of France.
  • Whether you're a lover of art, gardens, or historical anecdotes, visit the Domaine du Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle with skip-the-line tickets and get ready to be enchanted by the estate. Check out the Loire Valley castles map here.
  • Walk through its lavishly furnished rooms and the grand spiral staircase as you admire the many artworks and brilliant stained glass in the chapel.
  • From Renaissance design elements to elite succession, like the famous exchange between Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers, get to know it all as you wander the castle.
  • Known to the world for its International Garden Festival, the estate is a mecca for landscape design and contemporary art.
  • Discover 26 unique gardens that you can spend hours getting lost in, including traditional gardens of China, Korea, and Africa all in the heart of France.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Domaine du Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle
  • Entry to the International Garden Festival
  • Entry to

  • Tip: Don't miss the Council Chamber and the Planets and Days tapestries hanging from its walls.
  • The main car park is on the hillside (south entrance of the domain – Rue des Argillons). Priority is given to people with reduced mobility and families with pushchairs.
  • Parking spaces are also available in the village of Chaumont-sur-Loire and along the banks of the Loire.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Dogs are allowed at the International Garden Festival but not in the castle.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 3 November, 2024.
  • These tickets are valid until 3 November, 2024.

Château Royal de Blois | Relive the key periods of French history 

Known for its unique blend of architectural styles, the Château Royal de Blois is a must-visit castle in the Loire Valley region. Here, you can relive some of the key periods of French history and marvel at the unique architecture of the famous castle. 

Here is everything you need to know to plan a visit to this stunning castle! 

Things to know before booking your tickets to the Château Royal de Blois

  • If you want to save time, go for skip-the-line tickets which give you priority access to the Château Royal de Blois on the day of your visit. 
  • In the mood to explore more of the famous castles in the Loire Valley? Go for combo tours that let you club your visit to the Château Royal de Blois with other regional castles such as Chambord and Chenonceau. 
  • Château Royal de Blois is accessible for people with reduced mobility. Disabled people also get to enjoy free entry to the castle. 
  • Some ticket options for visiting the Château Royal de Blois include extended validity. The validity period varies from June 30, 2024, to December 31, 2024. For more information on this, refer to the ticket vouchers.

Loire Valley Castles

  • Distance from Paris: Approximately 180 km (112 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Blois-Chambord, 4 Avenue du Dr Jean Laigret, 41000 Blois, France
  • Nearest airport: Tours Val de Loire Airport, 40 Rue de l'Aéroport, 37100 Tours, France
  • Nearest castles: Chambord, Chaumont-sur-Loire
  • Nearest cities: Tours, Orléans, Amboise

Why visit the Château Royal de Blois

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  • Blend of different architectural styles: The Château Royal de Blois is a blend of four different architectural styles! Each style is reminiscent of various periods in French history spanning from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. 
  • Steeped in history: Apart from being a royal residence for several French kings, including Louis XII and Francis I, the Château Royal de Blois has also been the site of major historical events, such as the assassination of the Duke of Guise in 1588.  
  • Amazing art collection: Often referred to as the Musée de France, the Château Royal de Blois is home to more than 35,000 works! Around 1,000 objects are exhibited in the different rooms of the castle. It is also home to the Blois Museum of Fine Arts. 
  • Stunning sound and light show: At night, the four façades of the castle get transformed into projection screens that showcase the love, dramas, and secrets of the French nobility during the castle’s heyday.

Which Château Royal de Blois ticket is best for you

If you are short on time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets 

Duration: Flexible 

Guide: Audio guide

  • Bid adieu to waiting in long queues with skip-the-line tickets. These tickets give you priority access to the attraction on the day of your visit. 
  • Armed with your HistoPad, you can explore the castle at your own pace and even upgrade your tickets to include the fascinating sound and light shows that take place every evening! 

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What to see at the Château Royal de Blois

Louis XII Wing (Gothic Style)

Inspired by the late Gothic period, the Louis XII wing has an intricate brick and stone façade. You can also see this architectural style in the Salle des États, a grand hall used for assemblies and banquets, and the Chapel of St. Calais-a Gothic chapel with stunning stained glass windows and religious artifacts.

François I Wing (Renaissance Style)

This wing features architectural elements synonymous with the French Renaissance. Think grand spiral staircases, richly decorated royal apartments featuring elaborate tapestries, and beautifully decorated ceilings.

Gaston d'Orléans Wing (Classical Style)

This wing features the classical architecture style. Though unfinished, certain classic elements, such as a grandiose design and the liberal use of columns, are evident throughout this part of the castle.

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Housed within the château, this museum features a vast collection of art, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 16th to 19th centuries. Some artists featured in the museum include Rubens, Ingres, and Boucher.

Sound and light show

The château offers an impressive sound and light show (Son et Lumière) during the summer months, which narrates the history of the château with dramatic lighting effects and music.

Assassin’s room

This room is where Henry I, Duke of Guise, was assassinated on the orders of King Henry III in 1588. The event is a key moment in French history and will surely add a dramatic element to your visit.

King’s gallery

The King’s gallery at the castle features portraits of French kings and notable figures, thus providing an insight into the lineage and history of French royalty.

Plan your visit to the Château Royal de Blois

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Opening hours: 

  • January 2 to March 29: 10am - 5pm
  • March 30 to June 30: 9am - 6:30pm
  • July 1 to August 31: 9am - 7pm
  • September 1 to November 3: 9am - 6:30pm
  • November 4 to December 20: 10am - 5pm
  • December 21 to January 5: 10am - 6pm
  • December 24 and December 31: 10am - 5pm

Closed: January 1, August 26, December 25

Best time to visit: Plan your visit to the castle either on weekdays or on weekend mornings. During these times, the crowds are smaller and the waiting time is shorter as well.

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Address: 6 Pl. du Château, 41000 Blois, France

Find on maps. 

  • By train: Nantes line
    Nearest stop: Blois-Chambord station
  • By bicycle: Château à vélo, la Loire à vélo and EuroVélo 6
    Parking: 2 areas, one at the foot of the castle and the other on the square
  • By bus: Azalys transport company
    Nearest stop: Château Royal de Blois
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  • Washrooms: Male and female washrooms are available at the attraction. The female washrooms are also equipped with baby changing tables. 
  • Wheelchairs: The castle is accessible for wheelchair users. Disabled visitors enjoy free entry to the attraction and can even rent a wheelchair at the attraction itself. 
  • Gift shop: The gift shop is stocked with souvenirs and mementos that you can purchase to commemorate your visit to the castle.  
  • Parking: From bicycle parking, car parking to bus parking, the Château Royal de Blois is well-equipped with parking facilities. 
  • Ticket office: You can take wheelchairs, guidebooks, and various other informative sources from the ticket office at the castle. 
  • Wifi: Stay connected throughout your visit to the castle with the free WiFi available at the castle.
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  • There is no specific dress code, but it would be best to travel in comfortable, semi-formal clothing, especially if you're having a meal at a fancy restaurant on the premises.
  • Photography is permitted inside the Château de Blois.
  • Once you visit Château de Blois, you can also rent bikes to explore the countryside.
  • The Blois town also makes for a great base to visit other castles in the area since it is centrally located in the Loire Valley area.
  • The sound and light show held every evening during the summer is a must-see! So plan your visit to the castle accordingly. 
  • You can use the HistoPads and audio guides available at the ticket office to take a self-guided tour of the attraction. The HistoPads are available in ten languages, including French, English, and Spanish. 
  • Pets are not allowed at the attraction. However, assistance dogs are permitted at the castle.
  • Le Bistrot Du Cuisinier: Located 1.5 km away, Le Bistrot serves traditional French bistro dishes with a modern twist. Some dishes worth trying at the restaurant are their foie gras terrine and their duck confit. 
  • L'Orangerie du Château: Located 1.9 km away, L’Orangerie offers refined French cuisine in a charming setting. It is known for its elegant dishes, such as the sea bass filet and lamb shank, and fine dining experience.
  • Les Banquettes Rouges: Located 350 m away, Les Banquettes is a charming restaurant serving hearty French dishes. It's known for its friendly service and delicious comfort food, which includes beef bourguignon and crème brûlée. 
  • Le Castelet: Located 800 m away, Le Castelet is a fine-dining restaurant offering a sophisticated menu with a focus on high-quality ingredients and exquisite presentation. Some of the restaurant's most popular dishes include escargots de Bourgogne and filet mignon. 

Budget: ibis Blois Centre Château (130 m), Hôtel de France et de Guise (140 m), Hôtel Le Pavillon (640 m). 

Mid-range: Best Western Hôtel Blois Château (510 m), Novotel Blois Centre Val de Loire (730 m), Hôtel Mercure Blois Centre (750 m).  

Luxury: Fleur de Loire · Spa Hotel & Restaurant (610 m), Relais des Landes (11.8 km), Les Sources de Cheverny (13.5 km).

  • Robert-Houdin House of Magic: Located 850 m away, the House of Magic is dedicated to the art of magic and illusion, and named after the famous magician Robert-Houdin, who was born in Blois.
  • Château de Chambord: Located 16.9 km away, Château de Chambord is one of the most famous châteaux in the Loire Valley, known for its distinctive French Renaissance architecture and vast grounds.
  • St. Nicholas Church: Located 500 m away, the St. Nicholas Church is a  Romanesque-Gothic church located in Blois, which features stunning architecture and is steeped in French history.

Frequently asked questions about Château Royal de Blois tickets

Is entry to the Château Royal de Blois free on special days?

Yes, entry to the Château Royal de Blois is free on certain special days. These include European Heritage Month, which is held annually on the third weekend of September, and the off-peak season, which runs from November to March.

What are the best days and times to visit the Château Royal de Blois to avoid crowds?

To avoid crowds, plan to visit the attraction from November to March. Go on weekday or weekend mornings to ensure you can skip the crowds and comfortably explore the castle.

How long does a typical visit to the Château Royal de Blois last?

A typical visit to the Château Royal de Blois usually lasts around 1.5 to 2 hours. During this time, you can explore the different rooms in the castle and the vast grounds of the attraction. 

Does the Château Royal de Blois offer audio guides as an alternative to a guided tour?

Yes, you can upgrade your ticket to include audio guides that are available in multiple languages, such as English, French, and Spanish. You can also take HistoPads from the ticket office for free and use them to go on a self-guided tour. The HistoPads are available in ten languages, including English, French, Italian and Spanish.

What special accommodations are available for guests with disabilities?

For guests with disabilities, the castle features cobbled pathways and even surfaces to ensure the attraction is wheelchair-friendly. Apart from this, disabled visitors enjoy free entry to the castle all year round, and there are adapted toilets at the attraction.

Is skip-the-line entry available for the Château Royal de Blois?

Yes, skip-the-line entry tickets are available for the attraction. You can choose between the Royal Blois Castle Skip-the-Line Tickets and the Sound and Light Show at Royal Blois Castle with Skip-the-Line Tickets experiences.

Is the Château Royal de Blois closed on certain days of the year?

Yes, the attraction remains closed on January 1, August 26, and December 25.

Do the Château Royal de Blois tickets have extended validity?

Yes, Château Royal de Blois tickets have extended validity. However, the validity varies from ticket to ticket. Some tickets are valid till June 30, 2024, whereas some are valid till December 31, 2024. For more information on this please refer to your ticket vouchers. 

Best Castles Of Loire Valley

The word "Chateaux" has a broad definition that loosely includes over 7000 castles in France. Because of the country's rich history and the influence on the French Renaissance the country saw a huge rise in popularity of such castles at one point in time. But of all those castles, only 1000 are historically significant and are open to the public. Here are some of the famous castles and their tickets to help you with your visit.