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Ticket office opening times

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

01/01 - 07/01

9am - 4pm45

From - 08/01

9am - 12pm30

2pm - 4pm45

9am - 12am30

1am30 - 5am

9am - 5pm30

9am - 18pm30

9am - 6pm30

9am - 18pm30

9am - 7pm

9am - 7pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm


9am - 6pm

02/11 - 15/11

9am - 5pm30

16/11 - 30/11

9am - 12pm30

2pm - 4pm45

01/12 - 24/12

9am - 12pm30

2pm - 4pm45

26/11 - 31/12

9am - 4pm45

The Château is open every day of the year, except 1st January and 25th December.

Ticket office staff welcome visitors in French and English.
The Royal Loggia will close 30 minutes after the ticket office.
The park will close 1 hour after the ticket office


  • Individual

    Royal House, Leonardo da Vinci's tomb, gardens

  • Groups

    20 people
    and over

Admission fee + explanatory leaflet 11,70 € 10,00 € 7,80 €
Admission fee + audio-visit (Adult or Junior) 15,70 €(2) 14,00 €(2) 10,80 €(3)
Admission fee for disabled visitor and accompanying personn
(including audio-visit for the disabled)
9,70 € 8,80 € 7,40 €
Behind the scenes of History (4) 16,20 € 14,50 € 12,30 €
Interactive visit on iPad (With 1 headset) 5,00 € (+2,00 €/additionnal headset)
Admission fee + explonatory leaflet 8,80 € € 8,40 € 6,80 €
Admission fee + audio-visit 12,30 €(2) 11,90 €(2) 9,80 €(3)
Admission fee for a disabled visitor and accompanying person 7,80 € 7,00 € 6,30 €
Behind the scenes of History (4) 13,30 € 12,90 € 11,30 €
Fixed fee for a group guide (50 p. max; 1h) 90,00€

Conditions for professional visitors (in Tourism)

Professional admission fee: the « Group fee » is applied for 1 person or more on presentation of proof of professional status at the ticket office.

Discount: des tarifs préférentiels pourront être accordés en fonction du volume de visiteurs après signature d'une convention. In exchange, professional visitors undertake to promote the Château of Amboise among their clients.

(1) Free of charge for children under 7.

(2) Includes visit with commentary of the Royal House and Chapel.

(3) Visit for juniors of the Royal House and Chapel with commentary, available in French and English; visit for adults in the 10 other languages.

(4) Includes free access to the Royal House and chapel

Free admission :Adults/students : Adults 1 out of 20; Children : 1 out of15, Coach drivers; Professional guides

Reductions :disabled visitor and accompanying personn (see the table above); Large families1€ reduced for each paying child  ; Unemployed Reduction of 1 € on presentation of proof


Pre-payment with your credit card on the website

On-site payment : bank cheque, special cheques/vouchers (holiday voucher, traveler's cheque, "Culture" group voucher, lunch voucher, gift voucher (Clarc, Everest), JBC, credit card Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Union Pay, Maestro…  >15€.

Deferred payment : vouchers, exchange coupons and administrative coupons. Consult us


For your convenience:

Drinks kiosk

Adapted toilet facilities

Changing Table

Waste sorted for recycling

Dogs to be carried (château)

Dogs must be on a lead (gardens)

Underground areas : Dogs not permitted


Picnic allowed

For your safety :

Attack Alert

Bag and pushchair checks

Left luggage closed 
Left luggage suspended – Stay alert : abandoned bag = Evacuation + bomb disposal unit intervention = 10000€ compensation to the castle.

No smocking

Around the ramparts 

Do not heckle and yell near the ramparts.

Do not climb the walls and the ramparts.

Think of the tranquility and safety of those nearby. You are also reminded that the throwing of any projectile from the top of the ramparts may be dangerous for those nearby.

Evacuation in case of fire 

In the case of an incident, a siren will sound and light up (an evacuation message will be given in French and English).

The personnel, easily identified thanks to their yellow jackets, are responsible for calmly evacuating the public.

The permanent personnel trained in Safety First (AFPS and PSC1 – French qualifications) are able to offer safety-first assistance to visitors.

Labels and quality of services

Touraine - Val de Loire : quality destination


How to get to Amboise

My departure location

picto_lieu.png The Royal Château of Amboise

By car : GPS N47.412908 E 0.985605

Motorway A10, take the Amboise exit, then the D31 followed by the N152 for 15 km.

Motorway A28, take the Tours-Sud interchange in the direction of the A85.

Motorway A85, take the Bléré – Amboise - Chenonceau exit, then the D31 in the direction of Amboise.

TGV (Fast train) station, Tours/St. Pierre-des-Corps is 20km from the château and is linked by SNCF trains to Amboise station. Direct INTERCITES trains also available from Paris/Austerlitz station to Amboise station, journey time under 2hrs.

Walking time from Amboise station is 17 minutes (1.3km).

Tours-Val de Loire international airport.

Daily flight between London Stansted-Tours. Weekly flight between Figari (Corsica)- Tours

Private heliport in the Château grounds Contact us

Map of Amboise town

Find parking and pedestrian access to the château

See the map of the town

Route for mobility and sight-impaired visitors

A route has been developed to facilitate access to the château.

See the route

Find out more about accessibility 



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A French heritage site, the royal château is situated on the main routes to explore France and Europe.

Come and enjoy tours and trips created by our main partners.

Tours Tourist Information Office

2 day/1 night tours: The Loire Chateaux in a minibus. 1-2 days/1 night

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Amboise Tourist Information Office

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Regular shuttle tours leaving from Paris

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Excursion in Mercedes minivan with hotel pickup&drop off from Paris

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