With over 300 châteaux scattered across its picturesque landscape, the Loire Valley offers a captivating journey through centuries of history, architectural grandeur, and romantic tales. From the majestic Château de Chambord to the elegant Château de Chenonceau, each castle tells a unique story of power, beauty, and cultural heritage.
Read on to know everything about the Loire Valley Castles' opening hours, what is the best time to visit the chateaux and more.
While the timings for each Loire Valley Castle vary, generally they remain open from 10 AM to 6 PM.
No, the Loire Valley Castles are not open every day.
The Loire Valley Castles are generally closed on Christmas and New Year.
Plan to spend 2-3 hours at each Loire Valley Castle for a thorough visit.
The pleasant seasons of spring from April to June and autumn from September to October are the best to visit Loire Valley Castles.
Château De Chambord remains open from 9 AM to 5 PM.
The opening hours for Château d'Amboise vary throughout the year, but it generally remains open from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Some of the Loire Valley Castles remain closed on Christmas and New Year.
You can visit the Loire Valley Castles on a public holiday, but note that some of the castles may be closed, or they close early than usual. It’s always best to check the timings of the castle you plan of visiting.
The opening hours for public holidays at the Loire Valley Castles vary. You should check the timings of each castle before your visit.