After two months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire has reopened for the public on 21 July 2020. It has reopened in accordance with guidelines by the government. Visitors are requested to follow the health guidelines to ensure their health and safety.
Enjoy priority access to the Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire with the skip-the-line tickets as it grants access to the beautiful castle without any waiting at the ticketing lines. Explore the beautiful structure at your own pace and get to know how it was once burned down and then got renovated and redecorated with Renaissance design elements as it changed multiple hands- from Catherine de Medici to Diane de Poitiers. Take a stroll through the lavishly furnished rooms, the grand spiral staircase and admire the works of art that are put on display, followed by a marvelous view of the Loire Valley from the castle terrace. Spend your time exploring the stables and the gardening masterpiece at the International Garden Festival.
Tickets for children aged 6 to 18 are available at a discounted price.
Kids under 5 years can visit Chateau de Chaumont for free.
As per the guidelines and social distancing norms, it is recommended that you buy your Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire tickets online. With online booking, enjoy amazing features like instant confirmation and amazing discounts.
Acquired by Prince and Princess Henri-Amédée de Broglie in 1889, this late 16th-century masterpiece is displayed in the East Wing of the Council Chamber at Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire. This eight-tapestry wall hanging woven artwork has been restored in the Royal Manufacturers De Wit workshops in Belgium and happens to be one of the only two copies in the world, while the other being on display at Bavarian National Museum in Munich.
There are multiple historical rooms in the castle, each of them holding to a unique historical significance. Rooms like The Ruggieri Room, The Catherine de Medici room –formerly a ceremonial bedroom, The council chamber, The Guard’s room, and The King’s Room houses different period furniture and set pieces that are unique to its time and place. The rooms are well-preserved to ensure that visitors go back in time as they step into them.
This grand staircase is a classic display of Italian-style architecture by French artists of the 1500s. It has a unique design with three-foiled Gothic motifs with Renaissance foliage and column shafts covering Italianising arabesques. It also has stained glass windows with motifs representing the different owners of the Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire. The staircase takes you up to different parts of the Chateau, each with its own specialty & features.
The annual garden festival of Chateau de Chaumont or the 'Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont Sur Loire,’ also known as the International Festival of Gardens, is held at the castle from May to early November. Every year the festival is celebrated with a different theme as 25 different famous gardeners of the world, each creating their own unique masterpieces for the festival, attracting 350,000 visitors each year.
Chateau de Chaumont is open all year round, except on 1 January and 25 December.
Opening Timings: 10 AM
Last Entry: 1 hour before closing time
Address: 41150 Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
By Train & Shuttle: Intercités train
Train & Shuttle connects Paris to Chateau de Chaumont. A shuttle service runs between Onzain / Chaumont Sur Loire station to the Domain, in the morning and late afternoon, connecting with the train to and from Paris.
By Car: A10 Motorway
Free parking space is available in the village of Chaumont Sur Loire.
There are multiple things to do and areas to explore at Chateau De Chaumont Sur Loire, including:
Arrive at the site at the opening hours to spend the maximum time possible. Most tourists visiting the attraction during International Garden Festival spend over 3 hours exploring the annual festival.
There are several arrangements made in the Castle complex for the comfort of the visitors. Like:
There are a few restaurants in the castle compound and nearby that the visitors can choose from. They all serve unique dishes, made fresh mostly from local produce.
Chaumont Viaduct: It is a remarkable architectural work and a work of art overlooking the Suize Valley. It is a railway bridge on the Paris-Est line to Mulhouse-Ville, with a pedestrian-way in the first level.
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire: It is an interesting museum in the old Palace of the Counts of Champagne with an intriguing archaeology collection. It has a vast collection of items ranging from 3,000-year-old armor and Renaissance tomb sculptures to 17th-century altarpieces.
Basilique Saint-Jean-Baptiste: It is a 13-century basilica Gothic carvings of Bible scenes. It is the region’s chief religious building, which was renovated in the 1500s while still holding on to the details of the previous periods.
Millière Raboton: Enjoy relaxing boat rides on the river Loire. You get to enjoy a unique and authentic experience, making your trip a memorable one.
A. Tourists are advised to buy their Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire 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.
A. Yes, Discounts are availed by purchasing Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire tickets online. Discounts are available for children aged 6 to 18. Kids under 5 years can visit Chateau de Chaumont for free. Please check the tickets for further details.
A. Purchasing your chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire 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.
A. There are several hundreds of famous Loire Valley Castles. Other than Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire, the ones with most historical significance are - Chateau de Chambord, Chateau du Clos Lucé, Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, Château de Chenonceau, Château d'Amboise,Château Royal de Blois and Château d'Angers.
A. Yes, the Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire tour is open.
A. Yes, it is completely safe to go for Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire 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.
A. Yes, the presentation of a Sanitary Pass or ‘pass sanitaire’ is mandatory at the site entrance to access all the facilities of the Domain of Chaumont Sur Loire.
A. Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire skip the line tickets are priced €19.
A. Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire tickets cannot be amended, rescheduled, or canceled.
A. Yes, Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire tickets include skip-the-line access.
A. Dogs are allowed in the International Garden Festival and Historic Grounds, but not in the Chateau.
A. Chateau de Chaumont Sur Loire is open all year round. But try to plan your visit between May to early November as during this period the International Garden Festival is held, which is a key attraction for this place.
It is difficult to list down the important Chateaus in France as the word “Chateaux” is a broad term. Because of France’s rich historical background and influence of the Renaissance, history shows that there are over 7000 Chateaux in France, with over 1000 being culturally significant. Here is a list of the best Castles of Loire Valley and their tickets.