VISITS AND ACCESSIBILITY
Visits and visual disabilities
ACCESSIBILITY AT THE MONUMENT
ADAPTED ACCESS FOR VISUAL DISABLED VISITORS: PORTE DES LIONS, RUE AUGUSTIN THIERRY, 37400, AMBOISE.
GPS: N.47.413144/E.O. 988908
Speak to the ticket office on the interphone. They will open the gates leading to the parking area near the royal loggia. From there, it is possible to reach the St. Hubert Chapel (Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb), then the royal loggia.
The visitor in question must be with an accompanying adult (their presence is required to traverse the steep slopes and sloping gravel paths in the gardens).
Direct access to the ticket office via a lift from the private entrance and the terraces.
However, it is advisable to pre-purchase your entrance tickets and your visit extras online.
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.
« Dropping place in proximity of the royal lodge and car park according to day instructions of the hosting staff. »
Specially adapted toilet facilities available in the Orangery. Priority access via lift from the grooming courtyard (level 1)
Access to the ticket office, audio-video guides desk and shop, via lift from the grooming courtyard
CHAPEL AND ROYAL LOGGIA
Visually impaired visitors are given special permission to touch items in the collection and the decors that are not too fragile. In this event, the staff can open the security ropes on request. The staircases are equipped with fixed ramps on the righthand side. The doorways and covered passages are lit.
START OF THE VISIT
A new interactive video area
CLASSIC GUIDED VISIT
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
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.
Audio-guided visit with adapted audio-description kindly provided by the Valentin Haüy association, available in French and English. Available free of charge
Duration 1 hour.
Last availability 1 hour before the ticket office closes.
Interactive visit circuit on mini iPad, «Au Service du Roy. Amboise, 1518.»
Amboise, 1518… Having returned victorious from Italy, François 1er still has to fight to retain his power: crime, seduction, diplomacy and conspiracies could still ruin his dreams of glory and Empire. "In the King's service", fight, avoid the traps and overcome the plots of the Court. Take a trip into History. Live the adventure on iPad at the Royal Château of Amboise.
Interactive visit circuit on mini iPad, recommended for 10-15 years old, an additional €5-, + 2€ additionnal headset.