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

Discover all the history of the Royal Château of Amboise!

Individual visits


Junior & Family


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. 




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"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: 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.


Une aventure interactive sur iPad «Au Service du Roy. Amboise, 1518.»


iPad circuit

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. Duration : 1h. With english subtitles.

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Visit with explanatory leaflet

Bilingual (French-English) illustrated visitor guide recommended for visitors from 7 to 12 years.

The Royal Château of Amboise was the playground for the kings' children. Charles VIII, François 1er and the children of King Henri II and Catherine de Medici were raised here. Guide included in the château entrance ticket price.



"Christmas through the centuries"

From 1st december 2018 to 06 january 2019

"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.



Recommended age 7-12 years, in French and English

Duration 45 minutes. Supplement of €3 payable. Last 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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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.



Guided visit

"The Corridors of History"

from 7 years old 

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.

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