“The mini-worlds of Christmas”

Journey into the world of the film Léo and great tiny joys

For the release of the animated film Léo 1, the royal castle of Amboise is exhibiting around ten magnificent models from the filming. Installed in the decorated rooms of the royal home, these little worlds filled with poetry resonate with the atmosphere of the Christmas holidays and take us back to the joys of childhood dreams. The journey then continues towards other delightful tiny countries, between miniature toys from the collections of the Wambrechies museum and dioramas of small lead characters from the Mignot house.


This year in Amboise, “Christmas in the Land of Castles” is changing dimensions!

1 Directed by Jim Capobianco (“The Lion King”, “Ratatouille”) and Pierre-Luc Granjon, “Léo” (“The Inventor” in the English version) counts in the voice cast personalities like Marion Cotillard, André Dussolier, Daisy Ridley or Stephen Fry.

Entertainment at the castle during the Christmas holidays

In order to soak up the magical atmosphere of the end-of-year celebrations in the Loire Valley as much as possible, the royal Château d’Amboise offers you a special program for young and old during the Christmas holidays!

December 22nd, Exceptional opening until 8 p.m.

December 22nd

Exceptional opening until 8 p.m.

This year the royal castle of Amboise is therefore offering you an exceptional opening until 8 p.m. on December 22 to discover its Christmas wonderlands on a self-guided tour or with Histopad.

Like every year, the castles participating in the Christmas in the land of castles action each open their doors for an evening until nightfall to discover their Christmas routes.

Schedule: Ticket office closes at 7 p.m. Closing of the castle at 8 p.m.

Price: Classic entrance to the castle.

Please note: Limited visits to the gardens after dark as they are not lit.

December 29th, Candlelight evening

December 29th

Candlelight evening

During an exceptional evening, you are invited to (re)discover the rooms of the royal residence redesigned in the light of hundreds of candles and Christmas decorations, offering you a magical atmosphere. During this free stroll, you will also be able to enjoy a musical ambiance in certain rooms of the royal residence.

Time: Entry into the castle is via 4 distinct time slots: 6:30 p.m. / 7 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. / 8 p.m. Closing of the castle at 9 p.m.

It will only be possible to enter the castle at the time slot selected during the reservation.

Prices: €15/adult; 13€/student; €11/child and €7/subscriber. Reservation required through the online ticket office.

Please note: Difficult access for people in wheelchairs. Park not accessible.

January 4th, 2024, Departmental competition for the best cake in Indre et Loire

January 4th, 2024

Departmental competition for the best cake in Indre et Loire

In the large hall of the castle, from 4:30 p.m., the medal ceremony for the departmental competition for the best pancake in Indre et Loire will take place. Following this, the most gourmands among you will be able to try the best pancakes in the department!

Price: Included in the castle entrance ticket

Work in progress in the Saint Hubert chapel

Since january 2022, access to the interior of the chapel is suspended from time to time.

During these times, HistoPad tablets will allow you to discover and explore the building using augmented reality technology.

These tablets, included in the entrance ticket to the castle, are given to you on your arrival.

Reopening scheduled for Spring 2024.