VISITS

Individual adult visits, every day: find out more about opening times

Discover all the history of the Royal Château of Amboise!

 
Individual visits

INDIVIDUAL

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. 

CHAPEL & ROYAL LOGGIA

 

START OF THE VISIT

A new interactive video area

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CLASSIC GUIDED VISITS

"The château throughout the centuries"

Guided visits, open to all, in French (and in Italian in the month of August), organised continuously according to visitor numbers (50 ppl max/group).

Duration of visit: 1 hour.

Cost of guided visit included in the château entrance ticket price: Rates

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.

 

SPECIAL GUIDED VISIT

5th century of Léonard de Vinci

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)

Prices

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.

Duration of the visit: 1 hour. Sundays 15/04, 01/05, 28/05, 04/06, 22 and 23/07, 13/08, 22 and 23/07 and 13/08, at 11h30 am.

 

SPECIAL AUDIO-GUIDED VISIT

"Christmas through the centuries"

From 2nd December 2017 to 7th January 2018

"Christmas, Christmas!" These cries of joy from the princes still resonate through the royal loggia. However, the nativity festivities have changed a great deal over centuries of traditions, from the Renaissaince to the 18th and 19th centuries. Discover the specially hung, magical decorations, complemented by audio commentaries and appropriate music.

Available in French and English.

A €4 supplement is payable, which includes a presentation of the permanent collections, with commentary.


CHAPEL & ROYAL LOGGIA & GARDENS

AUDIO GUIDED VISIT

Available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Korean.

Duration 1h. Supplement payable

Last availibility 1 hour before the ticket office closes.

Adapted visits for the 4 disabilities

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.

Group of individuals, formed in situ (18 max. per group)

  • From 1st April to 30th June on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm.
  • From 1st July to 31st August every day at 5pm.
  • In September* on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 4.30pm. *except National Heritage Days.

Booking recommended:

Book online

Secure online payment, at least 36hrs before the time of visit. Any remaining places will be available at the ticket office until the start of the tour.

Information on rates

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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