VISITS

Adult group visits, every day: find out more about times

Discover all the history of the Royal Château of Amboise!

 
Visites individuelles

GROUPS

Adult

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE TICKET OFFICE

Our ticket office staff remain at your disposal for
further information in French and English.

You are invited to consult the updated visitor terms and conditions. 

CHAPELLE & LOGIS ROYAL

 

Star of the visit

A new interactive video area

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CLASSIC GUIDED VISITS

"Throughout the Centuries"

Guided visits led by a lecturer-guide from the Château, available throughout the year, booking required. Commentary in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese (50ppl. max/group).

Duration of the visit: 1 hour

Prices

Last afternoon departure: 1 hour before the ticket office closes from 1/03 to 15/11; 30 minutes before the ticket office closes from 16/11 to 28/02.

Guided visits not available between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

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WELCOME FOR ACCOMPANIED GROUPS

Access for external guide/tour leader can be arranged according to the guidelines supplied by Château staff.

 

SPECIAL GUIDED VISIT

5th centenary of Leonardo da Vinci's time in Amboise

Guided visits with a lecturer-guide from the Château, available throughout the year, booking required. Commentary in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Portguese (50 ppl. max/group)

Duration of the visit: 1 hour

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500 years after the Florentine master resided in Amboise, the lecturer-guides retrace Leonardo da Vinci’s odyssey to Amboise where he was the guest of King François 1er from 1516 to 1519. During this time he revealed some previously unknown talents which he then used in the service of the sovereign.

Visite guidée spéciale « Léonard de Vinci », en français.

Duration of the visit: 1 hour. Les dimanches 15/04, 01/05, 28/05, 04/06, 22 et 23/07, 13/08, 22 et 23/07 et13/08, à 11h30.

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CHAPEL & ROYAL LOGGIA & GARDENS

AUDIO-GUIDED VISIT

In French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch (new), Brazilian, Russian, Polish (new), Japanese, Chinese and Korean (new).

Duration 1 hour. Booking required, supplement payable.

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Final availability 1 hour before the ticket office closes.

Adapted visits for the 4 types of disability.

Accès adapté aux visiteurs handicapés moteur

Video-guided visit in French and English available free of charge: discover the inaccessible collections in the chapel and upper floor); as a bonus feature, views of the lower part of the Minimes cavalry tower.

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Accès adapté aux visiteurs handicapés auditif

Video-guided visit in French (featuring French sign language or subtitles) and in English subtitles, available free to aid the visitor.

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Accès adapté aux visiteurs handicapés visuel

Audio-guided visit with adapted audiodescription, kindly created by the Valentin Haüy association, in French and English, available free to aid the visitor.

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Accès adapté aux visiteurs handicapés cognitif

Audio-guided adapted visit in French and English, available free to aid the visitor.

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USING A VISITOR GUIDE

Individual visitors can discover the château and its gardens at their own pace using a visitor guide. Guide available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Brazilian, Japanese, Chinese (traditional & simplified) and Korean.

 

See map of the gentle stroll through the gardens

Visitor guide included in château entrance ticket price.


TOWERS AND UNDERGROUND AREAS

 

Guided visit

"The Corridors of History"

booking required.

Individual visitors (in a small group, formed in situ) will get the exceptional opportunity to enter the underground passageways and towers of the medieval fortress situated under the Renaissance royal loggia. Thus they will enter at the foot of the ramparts in the Garconnet Tower, built in the 15th century on the orders of Louis XI, before reaching the Lys Room, former guards’ refectory. From there, they will take a round trip through the ditches of the former keep and walk along the rooms where stone was stored. Visitors will then enter the underground mazes before reaching the Minimes cavalry tower.

One-hour, guided visit in French for individual visitors in good physical condition, aged 7 and up.

Visite commentée de 1h environ.

Conditions particulières pour les groupes :

  • Visite proposée toute l’année, sur réservation.
  • Visite guidée combinée des souterrains et du logis royal.
  • Visite commentée en français, anglais, allemand, italien, espagnol et portugais, toute l'année sur réservation, 18 visiteurs par groupe. Pour les autres langues, visite du logis par le guide accompagnateur du groupe puis visite guidée des souterrains par un guide conférencier du château (avec traduction par l'accompagnateur).

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VISIT EXTRAS

 

5th centenary of Leonardo da Vinci's time in Amboise

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The Naples Garden, a garden rediscovered

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Services +

Extend the delights of the visit with experiences specially created for your group: tastings; extraordinary ways to discover the site, events and receptions worthy of royal festivities.

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