Practical information

published at 27/12/2016

A Château
B Historic Grounds
C Stables
D International Garden Festival
E Prés du Goualoup


> 32 hectares of grounds
> 55 contemporary art installations and exhibitions
> 30 new gardens in the context of the International Garden Festival
> the fully refurnished Château, the Stables and the Historical Park
We advise you to arrive at opening time in order to get the utmost out of the site.
You can visit a part of the Domain in less time, but allow yourself at least 3 hours in any case for your visit to the International Garden Festival.
In order to take full advantage of the Domaine during the high season, opt for the 2-Day Pass, valid for two consecutive days.
  1. The Château and the Centre for Arts and Nature are open all year round, except on on January 1st and December 25th.
  1. The International Garden Festival and the Prés du Goualoup are open every day from 21/04 to 06/11/2022.


  1. From 01/04 to 06/11/2022: 1 hour before the Domain closes.
  2. From 02/01 to 31/03 and from 07/11 to 31/12/2022: 45 minutes before the Domain closes.


Garden Festival and

Grounds closing

Last admission

to the Château

02/01 > 31/01 10:00 17:30 16:45
01/02 > 31/03 10:00 18:00 17:15
01/04 > 20/04 10:00 19:00 18:15
21/04 > 31/08 10:00 20:00 (Château 19:00) 18:30
01/09 > 30/09 10:00 19:30 (Château 19:00) 18:30
01/10 > 29/10 10:00 19:00 18:15
30/10 > 06/11 10:00 18:00 17:15
07/11 > 31/12 10:00 17:30 16:45








21/04 - 31/10/2022

02/01 - 20/04/2022

01/11 - 31/12/2022

21/04 - 31/10/2022

02/01 - 20/04/2022

01/11 - 31/12/2022

Full price





Reduced fee 1





Child (6-11)





Family ticket 2






Children under 6’s, visitors with disabilities (reduced rate for their minder) and press card holders.


1 Reduced fee accorded to those between 12 and 18, students upon presentation of appropriate identification and one minder accompanying disabled visitors
2 Ticket valid for 2 adults and 2 children under 12’s
N/A – non applicable
  • International Garden Festival and Centre for Arts and Nature self guided visit with documentation

  • Château self guided visit with documentation

  1. Free admission for visitors with disabilities.
  2. 4 spaces in the south entrance car park are reserved for use by disabled visitors; adapted toilets in the Donkey Stables (Farmyard).
  3. Loan of wheelchairs.
  4. Document for people with reduced mobility


  • A selection of the Festival’s gardens, Prés du Goualoup, Vegetable Garden, restaurants, boutique and toilets.



  • Reception, ground floor, courtyard, chapel, boutique and toilets / Historic Grounds and Stables.

  •  Brail visitors guide for the castle is available upon request. Guided castle tour available upon reservation for small groups.

You will be asked to provide an ID document for any loan of materials.

  1. Recliner seats in the Château; benches on the International Garden Festival site and in the Domain's Grounds.
  2. Loan of wheelchairs (reservation advisable).
  3. Adapted toilets.


In order to ensure visitor safety, the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire is applying the preventative measures introduced by the government.

The Domain, i.e. the Château, its Historic Grounds and the International Garden Festival, is open under the usual conditions. Access to the Domain is subject to change and systematic bag checks are in place.

We recommend that you do not bring bags and suitcases. In any case, only bags not exceeding the maximum dimensions (55cm x 35cm x 20cm) are allowed and must be checked and then left in the lockers. Large capacity bags and suitcases are forbidden.

All individuals must agree to security checks. Please show understanding regarding possible delays caused by security checks at the entrances.

In the case of an incident, first move away from the danger area then alert security staff and follow their orders.

French emergency medical service SAMU : 15 - GENDARMERIE / POLICE : 17


Lockers are available at each of the Domain's entrances. Staff are not authorised to watch over visitors’ personal effects.

Baby changing facility at parents’ disposal.

Bottle-warmer available at the Café du Parc.

Pushchair shelter in the Château’s reception area and at the East Entrance.


Picnic area in the South entrance car park.



International Garden Festival and Domain's Grounds (short-leashed)



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The Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire is located in the heart of the Centre-Val de Loire Region, in the Loir-et-Cher department, on the left bank of the River Loire between the towns of Blois and Amboise.


  1. Paris: 185 kms
  2. Orléans: 80 kms
  3. Tours: 40 kms
  4. Blois: 15 kms
  5. Onzain: 2 kms

You can get to Chaumont-sur-Loire along the D 952 (on the right bank) and D 751 subsidiary roads.

   For the traffic conditions, listen to Radio VINCI Autoroutes

A10 motorway

  1. towards Bordeaux: exit 17 (Blois) – 30 minutes.

  2. towards Paris: exit 18 (Amboise) – 30 minutes.

A85 motorway

  1. exit 12 Saint Aignan – 30 minutes.



The Domain's main car park is on the hillside (South entrance of the Domain – rue des Argillons). Priority is given to people with reduced mobility and families with pushchairs.

Parking spaces are also available in the village of Chaumont-sur-Loire and along the banks of the Loire.

  • From Paris-Austerlitz station – get off at Onzain / Chaumont-sur-Loire station, takes around 1hr 40 (Intercités train)
  • From St Pierre des Corps station - get off at Onzain / Chaumont-sur-Loire station, takes around 20 minutes (TER train)
  • A shuttle service will be running between Onzain / Chaumont-sur-Loire station and the Domaine, connecting with a train from and to Paris in the morning and in the late afternoon.

  • Show your stamped SNCF train ticket dated the day of your visit, and get a special rate!

Timetable and tickets on

Combined train & shuttle tickets can be purchased online at 


  1. Every weekend from 8 May to 1 November 2021 and daily through July and August, a return shuttle service will be running between the Domain and Blois.
  2. Price: €4.15. Show your stamped SNCF train ticket dated the day of your visit, and get a special rate!

Information and timetable on

  1. Take the "Loire à Vélo" cycle path and call in at Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire.
  2. Free bike racks and lockers are available at each of the Domain's entrances.