- Favorite residence of the French kings during the Renaissance. A summary of French architecture.
- The staircase of the Francis I wing, Catherine de Medici’s chamber of secrets, dark rooms and corridors with multi-colored decor….
- A life-sized history book: the assassination of the Duc de Guise, the death of a great queen....
Tour 1: one-day classic tour (transfer + visit + free time)
These walls were witness to one of the most turbulent times in the history of the Loire Valley. Relive these moments with your guide and immerse yourself in the pageantry of the lavish receptions of Louis XII, Francis I and Catherine de Medici.
Daily from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from April to October (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in July and August)
From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. from November to March (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in October and November)
Closed January 1 and December 25
Bookstore and shop
Baggage check and cloakroom
Disabled access (partial ground floor, chapel, terrace, partial upper floors on request)
Direct, no-lines access: reservation required for groups (40 people maximum per guide)