The Château de Chenonceau is one of the most beautiful castles in the Loire Valley. Allow yourself to be seduced by this French Renaissance gem by booking this ticket.
Château de Chenonceau Ticket
Louise of Lorraine, Catherine de' Medici, Diane de Poitiers... Chenonceau is intimately linked to prominent women of 15th century France. So much so, in fact, that this beautiful palace is popularly known as the "Château des Dames."
With your ticket to the castle of Chenonceau, you'll be able to explore its beautiful rooms at your leisure. On the first floor, you'll find, among others, the bedroom of the Five Queens and the room of Catherine de' Medici, the latter of which combines decorative elements of both the Italian and French Renaissance.
On the second floor you can visit the rooms of Louise of Lorraine. This queen consort of France ordered her private chambers to be decorated with macabre elements. The reason? To mourn the death of her husband, King Henry III. You can also stroll through the ballroom that is supported by the castle's characteristic arches, which form a stately bridge across the Cher river.
Your ticket to the Château de Chenonceau also includes a brochure in English with curiosities about the monument. For example, why is the castle called "Chenonceau" if it is located in a municipality called Chenonceaux? The omission of that final X is again due to one of the ladies who lived in the palace.
This ticket will also allow you to visit the extensive gardens of the château at your leisure. Among the highlights of its vast floral areas are the hedge maze and the gardens of Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de' Medici. Yet another example of the undeniable legacy of these influential Renaissance women.
2023 Opening hours
The Château de Chenonceau is open at the following times:
Monday to Sunday
- From 1st to 2nd January: 9:30 am to 5.30 pm
- From 3rd January to 8th April: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
- From April 9th to May 29th: 9 am to 5:30 pm
- From 30th May to 8th July: 9 am to 6 pm
- From 9th July to 28th August: 9 am to 7 pm
- From 29th August to 30th September: 9 am to 6:30 pm
- From 1st October to 6th November: 9 am to 5:30 pm
- From 7th November to 16th December: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
- From 17th to 31st December: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
- Easter (from 16th to 18th April): 9 am to 7 pm.
- Ascension (from 26th to 29th May): 9 am to 7 pm
- Pentecost (from 4th to 6th June): 9 am to 7 pm
- From 11th to 13th November: 9 am to 5:30 pm
When you make your reservation, you must indicate which of the following time slots you would like to visit:
- From 9 am to 10:30 am
- From 10:30 to 12 pm
- From 12 pm to 1:30 pm
- From 1:30 pm to 3 pm
- From 3 pm to 4:30 pm
- From 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
The last access allowed is 30 minutes before closing time. After making your reservation, we'll contact you within 72 hours to let you know the specific time you have been allocated for your visit. This specific time will always be within the time slot of your choice.
Accredited students 18-27 years oldUS$ 13.60
Children 7-18 years oldUS$ 13.60
Children under 7 years oldFree
Entrance to Château de Chenonceau
Brochure in English to visit at your leisure
When to book?
You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How accessible is the castle?
A - The castle is not wheelchair accessible. Only the ground floor of the castle is accessible.
Q - Can I visit the castle with my pet?
A - Dogs on a leash are allowed in the gardens. You can also enter the castle with dogs if you can carry your dog or if itits in your backpack or bag.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .
Château de Chenonceau