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Visits & disability : Accessibility to the château

Accessibilité du chätau Royal d'Amboise

The château is an old medieval fortress built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Loire river. It is a listed historic monument, but does not meet all the modern requirements regarding access facilities. This is why the accompanying person must be able-bodied.

The château however, has been putting into operation, over the last few years, a facilities and services policy, to make it easier for disabled visitors to move around the site.

In March 2012, the château was awarded the National Association « Tourism and Disability » certification, for auditory and mental disability.

For all disabled visitors :

« Gentle stroll » in the gardens

The gardens have undergone some alterations in order to make access easier for visitors with reduced mobility (an accompanying person is nevertheless necessary when the visitor is in a wheelchair) and for families with young children in pushchairs. The itinerary of this Gentle stroll in the gardens is marked on the visit leaflet. Visitors who are either blind or visually impaired and the person accompanying them may also follow the same itinerary with the help of the swell-paper booklet.

On-line purchase:

This purchase gives the visitor direct access to the château terraces using the private entrance. An access map is provided when purchasing the ticket. It is equally possible for the accompanying person to purchase the entrance ticket from the Tourist Office in Amboise, at Quai du Général de Gaulle (on the Loire banks).


BP 371

Phone : +33/(0)2 47 57 00 98

numéro indigo : 0 820 20 50 50

Fax : +33/(0)2 47 57 52 23

adresse amboise

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