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The Château de Chaumont, officially Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire, is a castle in Chaumont-sur-Loire that was founded in the 10th century by Odo I, Count of Blois. Following the Pierre d'Amboise rebellion against Louis XI, the castle was destroyed under the king's orders. The castle was rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise in the 15th century and has been protected as a national heritage site ‘monument historique’ in France since 1840.
The major feature of the Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire is the sculpted decoration on the outer facade. The rich history of the strategic importance of over 1000 years and later becoming a prized ornamental possession makes the Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire one of the most defining buildings of the Domaine of Chaumont Sur Loire.
Enjoy priority access to the Domaine du Château 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 Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire for free.
As per the guidelines and social distancing norms, it is recommended that you buy your Domaine du Château 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 Domaine du Château 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 is 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. From March 2022, a new space is opening up on the 3rd floor of the east wing of the Château, hosting the artist Davide Qualoya for a digital exhibition.
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 Domaine du Château 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 Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire 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 different famous gardeners of the world, each creating their own unique masterpieces for the festival, attracting 350,000 visitors each year. The 31st International Garden Festival of this year will be held from 21 April to 6 November 2022, and will be dedicated to 'Ideal Garden'. This year the designers will be amazing the visitors by showing their inventiveness on 30 beautiful gardens that are also organic, comforting, restorative, innovative, and economical.
Located in Chaumont Sur Loire region of Centre-Val de Loire, Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire is beautiful historic castle in the Loire Valley, France. It is located at 41150 Chaumont-sur-Loire, France, which is quite close to the Chaumont Sur Loire railway station.
Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire is open all year round, except on 1 January and 25 December.
Opening Timings: 10 AM
Last Entry: 1 hour before closing time
31st International Garden Festival: 21 April to November 6, 2022
Address: 41150 Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
By Train & Shuttle: Intercités train
Train & Shuttle connects Paris to Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire. 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 Domaine du Château 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 Domaine du Château 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 Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire tickets online. Discounts are available for children aged 6 to 18. Kids under 5 years can visit Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire for free. Please check the tickets for further details.
A. Purchasing your Domaine du Château 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 Domaine du Château 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 Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire tour is open.
A. Yes, it is completely safe to go for Domaine du Château 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. Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire skip the line tickets are priced €19.
A. Domaine du Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire tickets cannot be amended, rescheduled, or canceled.
A. Yes, Domaine du Château 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. Domaine du Château 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.