Château de Chenonceau

In the heart of the Loire Valley lies Château de Chenonceau, undoubtedly one of its most beautiful pearls. This castle, built in the 16th century on the beautiful river Cher, is the second most visited historical site in France after the Château de Versailles. And it is true that Chenonceau is in every respect exceptional: an elegant architecture that symbolizes the influence of France, the richest decoration with an impressive collection of works of art, magnificent gardens on the Cher, and finally, a unique destiny that earned it the nickname of "Château des Dames".



Tickets for Château de Chenonceau

  • Access to the château
  • Access to gardens, Galerie des Dômes and Galerie des Coutelages
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Tickets for Château de Chenonceau with audioguides

  • Access to the château, gardens, Galerie des Dômes and Galerie des Coutelages
  • Audioguide tour (45 minutes)
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Ticket combos

Château de Chenonceau et Château d'Amboise

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  • Ticket for Château de Chenonceau
  • Ticket for Château d'Amboise

Note: The tickets are dissociated, you can use them on different days.

€22.50 €26.20
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Château de Chenonceau et Zooparc de Beauval

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  • Ticket for Château de Chenonceau
  • Ticket for Zooparc de Beauval

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€41 €42.50
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Useful information

Opening hours of Château de Chenonceau
The castle is open every day of the year.

January 1 – February 3

9.30 am to 5 pm

February 4 - March 31

9.30 am to 5.30 pm

April 1st - May 28th

9 am to 7 pm

May 29 - June 30

9 am to 7.30 pm

July 1 - August 31

9 am to 8 pm

September 1 - 30

9 am to 7.30 pm

October 1 - November 5

9 am to 6.30 pm

November 6 - November 12

9 am to 6 pm

November 13 - December 31

9.30 am to 5 pm
Holiday weekends

Easter (April 15 - 17)

9.30 am to 7.30 pm

May 1st (April 29 - 30 and May 1)

9.30 am to 7.30 pm

May 8 (May 6 - 8) and Ascension Day
(May 25 - 28)

9.30 am to 7.30 pm

Access to Château de Chenonceau

Access to Château de Chenonceau
From Paris around 1,5 hours : Take the TGV between Paris (gare Montparnasse) and Tours (Gare Saint-Pierre-des-Corps), then the TER Tours-Chenonceaux.

From Tours around 25 mn : Take the TER Tours-Chenonceaux. The SNCF railway station is about 400 meters from the Château.
Access : From the A10 motorway, take exit no. 18 (Château-Renault / Amboise) and then travel about ten kilometers on the D31 (to Amboise) and then 8 km on the D81 to Chenonceaux.
GPS coordinates of Château de Chenonceau : 47.3249 et 1.07029

Car park : Free car park.


The female history of the Château de Chenonceau began in 1547 when Henri II offered it to his mistress, Diane de Poitiers. The king died about ten years later and it was the turn of his widow, Catherine de Médicis, to regain her rights to the estate. A true artistic rivalry between the two women was born, making Chenonceau a unique place. With Diane's jet of water surrounded by her sumptuous beds, answers a "garden of curiosities" planted with orange trees and roses with menagerie and artificial cave, Catherine. Chenonceau's female destiny continues through the ages. After the White Queen of Lorraine, Catherine de Médicis' daughter-in-law, Diane Dupin, an enlightened spirit and a woman of letters, will save the Château de la Révolution française. Over the centuries the greatest thinkers, the freest and most innovative minds have succeeded one another in Chenonceau.

Today, it has become a symbol of the French way of life, where harmony and serenity clash. You will discover within its walls an exceptional collection of paintings by great masters: Murillo, Le Tintoretto, Nicolas Poussin, Rubens... worthy of the greatest museums. As well as a rare selection of 16th century tapestries from Flanders. The visit will allow you to enter richly furnished and flowered rooms (one of the peculiarities of the places that make it so alive and refined): the rooms of the 5 queens, the large gallery that dominates the Cher, the kitchens built directly in the piers of the bridge, or the green cabinet of Catherine de Médicis. The most beautiful hours of French royalty await you at the bend of each piece.


Château de Chenonceau
37150 Chenonceaux

Customer Reviews

Rating : 4.75/5 - 4 reviews

Bien et rapide pour l'obtention des billets électroniques
Pas de perte de temps billets scannés à…
Pas de perte de temps billets scannés à l entre des châteaux....super
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Nous sommes en vacances dans la région et avons acheté un combo pour les châteaux de Chenonceau et Amboise, à 20 minutes l'un de l'autre. Tout s'est bien passé
Un lieu magique !
Il y a moins de monde en hiver mais le Château de Chenonceau n'en perd pas moins sa beauté ! L'architecture est de toute beauté et les jardins magnifiques.
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