Château de Chenonceau and gardens ticket

Château de Chenonceau and gardens ticket

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Discovering one of the greatest castles of the Loire Valley
Walking in the footsteps of the famous women who shaped the castle and gardens of Chenonceau
Strolling through the gardens built on the Cher river
The unique architecture composed of three distinct parts

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Opening hours
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Visit the Château de Chenonceau, the architecture of which was moulded by numerous women, as well as its exquisite French gardens.

Explore the Château de Chenonceau, where the current buildings date back to the 16th century. This monument is steeped in many centuries of history, marked by the women who shaped it: Katherine Briçonnet, Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medici, Louise de Lorraine, and Louise Dupin. You’ll see the 3 sections that make up this castle: the main building, the grand gallery overlooking the river Cher through five arches, and the Tour des Marques, a vestige of the former medieval castle.

Your tour will take you through some twenty rooms, each with its own fascinating period style. Stroll through the Guard Room, the Chapel, the Green Study, the bedrooms of Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médicis, and the François I and Louis XIV drawing rooms.

The 'Galerie des Dômes', which was converted into a military hospital during the 1st World War, pays tribute to the soldiers and nursing staff.

The 'Grande Galerie' was used during the 2nd World War as a clandestine passage to the free zone.

After touring to the Château de Chenonceau, wander through the formal gardens of Catherine de Médicis and Diane de Poitiers and get yourself lost the labyrinth.

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Times: (given as an indication only; please refer to the opening times on the Château de Chenonceau website)
    • January, February, and March: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • April and May: 9 am - 5:30 pm
    • June: 9 am - 6 pm
    • July and August: 9 am - 7 pm
    • September: 9 am - 6:30pm
    • October: 9 am - 5:30 pm
    • November to mid-December: 9 am - 4:30 pm
    • Late December: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    • Public holidays (Easter, Ascension, Whitsun): 9 am - 7 pm
  • Duration: visit at your own pace (half a day is recommended)
  • Departure point: Château de Chenonceau
  • Please note that the last entry is at 5 pm
  • Please select a preferred date when booking. Please note, however, that you can visit on the date of your choice (valid until: 31/12/2023)
  • For visits from April 1, 2022, as part of the measures in place against Covid-19 and in order to limit queues, it is mandatory to reserve a time slot (all participants included) for your visit to the Château de Chenonceau. Your confirmation will provide all the necessary details to book your time slot
  • On site, you will be asked to show your booking with the date and time slot booked AND your purchased ticket, otherwise entry may be refused, and you will the have to go through the ticket office with the risk of there being no more slots available for the day
  • Names are printed on tickets, and you may be asked to show ID
  • This ticket allows you to avoid going through the ticket office and to directly access the checkpoints at the entrance to the Château de Chenonceau
  • Students aged 18 to 27 (on presentation of the card) pay a reduced rate (to be paid on site)
  • Entrance is free for people with disabilities (reduced rate of €12/accompanying person to be paid on site)
  • Please note that all ticket sales are final; no changes can be made and no refunds can be issued

Price includes

  • Access to the Château de Chenonceau, gardens, and the gallery
  • Guide pamphlet

Price doesn’t include

  • The transport from/to your hotel
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras



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