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Visit one of the best-known Renaissance architecture masterpiece of the Loire Valley
Gain skip-the-line access to explore the beauty of the Ladies' Castle
Discover the castle that inspired Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'
Don't miss the Queen's apothecary on the site where it originally stood
What to expect
Enjoy access to the Château de Chenonceau built on a bridge across the Cher River and surrounded by gorgeously-manicured gardens à la Française.
Known as the château de femmes, it is the only castle in the region that was built, inhabited and saved by women during the Renaissance. During your visit, discover the passionate history of the famous heroines who lived there, such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis. Take your time to appreciate the refined architecture and feminine influence that prevails in each room of this renowned castle, all decorated with beautiful antiques and the most divine fresh flower arrangements.
Don't miss the new educational room presenting to the history of apothecaries, and a number of figures in the Catherine de’ Medici's entourage. Discover a very rare collection of albarelli, barrel pots, pill boxes, syrup jars, theriac pots and mortars. Learn how the earliest remedies were rather like “witch’s potions” and how apothecaries later began to develop herbal preparations.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
Entrance ticket to the castle, Dômes Gallery and Carriage Gallery
Visitor guide available in 18 languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Hebrew, Arabic)
What's not included
Château de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux, France
Present your barcode ticket at the entrance of the Chateau de Chenonceau during the opening hours.
You can get there by train or road:
2 hours by car via the autoroute A10 “Aquitaine” (Blois or Amboise exits)
1 hour by T.G.V. Paris-Montparnasse / Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (Tours)
1 hour by T.G.V. Paris-Aéroport Roissy-CDG / Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (Tours)
25 minutes by TER Tours-Chenonceaux
The SNCF station is located near the ticket office (400m)
Château de Chenonceau
Important to know
- Free admission for children under 7 years old, handicapped visitors and journalists
- People with reduced mobility can book a wheelchair free of charge
- Shop for unique products made exclusively by the Chateau
- Various comfortable and well-equipped picnic areas on site
- Parking with large capacity car parks
- Due to the current situation of COVID-19, audio-guides are unavailable