Opening Time

From 01/02 to 09/02 10h00-12h30/14h00-16h30
From 10/02 to 29/02 9h00-17h00
From 01/03 to 31/03 9h00-17h30
From 01/04 to 30/04 9h00-18h00
From 01/05 to 31/05 9h00-18h30
From 01/06 to 30/06 9h00-18h30
From 01/07 to 31/07 9h00-19h00
From 01/08 to 31/08 9h00-19h00
From 01/09 to 30/09 9h00-18h00
From 01/10 to 18/10 9h00-18h00
From 19/10 to 31/10 9h00-17h00
From 01/11 to 03/11 9h00-17h00
From 04/11 to 30/11 9h00-12h30/14h00-16h30
From 01/12 to 20/12 9h00-12h30/14h00-16h30
From 21/12 to 31/12 9h00-16h30

The château is open throughout the year, except on 1st January and 25th December

Welcome at the ticket office in french and english.

*The park will close 45 min after the ticket office.

For disabled visitors, recommanded access 1 hour before the ticket office closes.



Rates 2024

Admission fee & Histopad (2) 16.40€ 13.70€ 10.50€
Disabled visitor and accompanying personn 12.50€ 11.20€ 8.90€
Annual subscription 29.00€ 29.00€ 29.00€

(1) Free for children under 7.

(2) Histopad  proposed in 12 languages (F, UK-US, D, E, I ; NL ; R, PL, Br, CHN, J, K).


Special rates:

Disabled visitors and his guide (Table above) ; Large families (2€ reduced for each paying child) ; Unemployed (2€ reduced on presentation of proof).


Early settlement: You can pay by credit card on the online ticketing.

Payment on site : Cash(€) ; cheques (€) ; Culture cheque; best cheque; YEPS ; Credit card (Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard, Maestro, Wechat Pay, American Express).



Rates 2024

Public (assocs, community support workers…) & Histopad ticket prices 13.00€ 11.60€ 9.40€
Fixed fee for a group guide (50p. max; 1h) 103.00€

(1) Free for children under 7.

(2) Histopad  proposed in 12 languages (F, UK-US, D, E, I ; NL ; R, PL, Br, CHN, J, K).


Terms and conditions for tourism professionals

Professional admission fees

The “group price” is applied from 1 person upon presentation of the relevant documentation at the ticket office.


Preferential prices can be offered according to the number of visitors after signing of an agreement. In return, the trade professionals undertake to promote the Château d’Amboise to their clients.


Minimum purchase required of 20 tickets in total, please contact us for further information.

Free entrance

Adults and students: 1 free for 20 paid

Children:  1 free for 15 paid

Coach driver and accompanying adult/ professionnal guide free entrance

Visit terms and conditions

For your comfort and safety:

Adapted toilet facilities

Adapted toilet facilities

Drinking water available

Drinking water available

Backpack on your arm in the Lodge

Backpack on your arm in the Lodge

Drinks throughout the year, café and light meals during summer

Drinks throughout the year, café and light meals during summer

Luncheon on the grass

Luncheon on the grass

Waste sorted for recycling

Waste sorted for recycling

Dog must be carried in the lodge

Dogs must be carried in the Lodge

Dogs must be kept on a lead in the gardens

Dogs must be kept on a lead in the gardens

Dogs not allowed in the basements

Dogs not allowed in the basements

Security cameras

Security cameras

Evacuation in event of fire

Evacuation in event of fire

Around the ramparts, no shouting , no climbing

Around the ramparts, no shouting , no climbing

Abandoned bag= evacuation; clearance and château indemnity of 10 000 €


  •   Around the remparts: no shouting, no climbing, items thrown from the ramparts put people in danger.
  •   Evacuation in event of fire: sound and light alarms; staff will assist.
  •   The staff identifiable with their yellow vests are in charge of the evacuation of the public in peace.
  •   The permanent staff trained in first aid is able to provide first aid assistance to visitors.

Access & Parking

The Royal Château of Amboise is situated in the heart of Amboise. Public access is via the Emir Abd El-Kader sloping walkway that you take from the Place Michel Debré (opposite the Pâtisserie Bigot).

Prepare your trip

Amboise's Castle

Montée de l'Emir Abd El Kader, 37400 Amboise

TGV Train station Tours-Saint-Pierre-des-Corps at 20 km from the château.

SNCF Connect

By bike by the edge of the Loire.

Loire by bike

Bus and coach parking in Amboise.

Parking plan

City bus timetable


Le Mans

1h13 0h45


2h39 1h20


2h17 1h56

La Rochelle

2h30 1h56


2h48 2h00

Clermont Ferrand

3h14 2h20


0h35 0h20

Access for reduced mobility visitors

Visitors with reduced mobility, who hold proof of disability documentation, can access the château by car via the private entrance. This is situated at the end of Rue Augustin Thierry in Amboise (GPS coordinates: N47.41.31.44/EO: 988.904). 

When you arrive at the gate, please use the intercom to ask our attendant to open the gates. You can then park your vehicle on the château terrace and benefit from single-level access. If possible, please buy your tickets before arriving.

Before going to the reduced mobility visitor entrance, you are invited to purchase your right of access and the services of your choice online here:  Online ticketing

Map Access for reduced mobility visitors
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This access is reserved only for people holding a disability certificate and their companions. Visitors with strollers, who do not have a disability, are invited to use the main public entrance

Entrance disability person
Entrance disability person

The château is a former Medieval fortress situated on a rocky promontory overlooking the Loire. A listed historic monument, it does not always offer access facilities that meet modern criteria. For this reason, a non-disabled accompanying adult is compulsory. However, for several years the château has been committed to a policy of improvements and services to facilitate access for disabled visitors. In 2022, the château was once again awarded “Tourism and Disability” status for physical, hearing, visual and mental impairments by the National Association for Tourism and Disability.


  •  Physical impairment

Visitors with reduced mobility can access the château directly by car via the private entrance situated at the end of Rue Augustin Thierry in Amboise (GPS coordinates: N47.41.31.44/EO: 988.904).The first two floors of the Royal Loggia (dedicated to the Renaissance) and all the gardens are wheelchair accessible. The second floor (dedicated to the 19th century), the only area not physically accessible in a wheelchair, can be experienced through a specific version of the Histopad tablet (provided free of charge at the ticket office, available in 12 languages). In addition, a free-access lift makes it possible to move between the Reduced Mobility parking, the toilets, the Café, the shop, and the ticket office.


  •  Visual impairment 

Audio guides are available from our teams upon request, free of charge. In the guards’ room (the first room on the visitor route), tactile models of the château are available for our visually impaired visitors. They make it possible to understand the monument’s layout through touch. Adapted markers (contrasting bands…) are also positioned throughout the route to ensure the safety of our visitors.


  •  Hearing impairment 

The Histopad tablet (provided free of charge at the ticket office, available in 12 languages) features images and videos that do not require sound. This makes it possible for our hearing-impaired visitors to fully discover the entire visitor route.


  • Mental impairment 

The Histopad tablet (provided free of charge at the ticket office, available in 12 languages) is extremely easy to use, interactive, and focuses strongly on images. Therefore, it is ideal for helping those with a mental impairment discover the château. It can be used individually by the visitor or the supervisor/accompanying adult for an adapted experience.

The château Café and refreshments at Amboise  

The château Café welcomes you every day in July and August to enjoy light meals (snack platters, salads, sandwiches, quiches, and desserts) and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). You can eat on the terrace or takeaway.

Calendar of opening days of the Café :

April 20 & 21, 2024
April 27 & 28, 2024
May 4 & 5, 2024
From May 8 to 12, 2024
May 25 & 26, 2024
June 22 & 23, 2024
June 29 & 30, 2024
From July 5 to September 1, 2024
September 21 & 22, 2024

During the rest of the year, we offer self-service machines serving hot and cold drinks and biscuits.  

The Royal Château is in the heart of Amboise. Very close by, you will also find a wide choice of eating establishments to suit all budgets. 


café cheese
Planche proposée au café du château durant l'été
Juice croissant at the café of amboise castle
Dégustez de bonnes choses au café du château royal d'Amboise durant l'été

The shop

The Royal Château of Amboise shop is open every day during visitor hours. Situated in the château’s former stables, which have been completely renovated, it offers a wide range of items (books, games, decorative objects…) and local products (Gien ceramics, local beer and wine, honey from the château’s hives…).

The castle shop is closed for three days (Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November) for annual inventory. Reopening on Thursday November 23rd.