Amboise + Chenonceau + Clos Lucé
Clos Lucé tickets valid until 10/07/2023
Amboise and Chenonceau tickets valid until December 31, 2023
Reservation required for Château de Chenonceau only
The pass includes
Priority access tickets for chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, and Clos Lucé
Access to the chateaux
Access to the gardens of each chateau
The pass does not include
Use of the iPad
The Touraine area boasts many castles situated on the Cher and the Loire rivers.
On the banks of the river Cher sits the Château de Chenonceau, also known as “The Ladies Chateau” and one of the most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley. It is easily recognisable by its elegant arches which stretch out across the river Cher. As you walk along the galleries you have a breathtaking view across the Cher and you get the impression of walking on the water. Wonderful flower arrangements decorate each room, using the flowers from the splendid gardens which are well worth a visit.
The pretty Renaissance town of Amboise with its narrow, paved streets and renowned Sunday morning market is situated on the banks on the Loire. In the heart of the town is the Royal Château of Amboise. François 1st, one of the great kings of the Renaissance period, spent part of his childhood there under the protection of his uncle Louis XII and his wife Anne of Brittany. There are wonderful views across the Loire from the roof terraces of the chateau.
Le Château of Clos Lucé is also situated in the town of Amboise, at about one hundred metres from the château Royal. The château was given to Leonardo da Vinci by Francois 1st in recognition of his genius. This is where he spent the last three years of his life working on numerous projects. In the château and its grounds you will be able to see and interact with full-size reproductions of his inventions. The Clos Lucé is dedicated to its former owner and offers a unique experience in the chateaux of the Loire.
Château d’Amboise : Carparks are available throughout Amboise town.
Château de Chenonceau : Free parking near the ticket office for visitors only. Open from 9h00 to 21h00.
Château du Clos Lucé : There is a meter carpark in the rue du Clos Lucé, 300m from the entrance. Free parking is available throughout the town.
Château de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux
Château Royal d’Amboise, 37400 Amboise
Château du Clos Lucé, 2 Rue du Clos Lucé, 37400 Amboise
Travelling times between the sites
The château de Chenonceau is a 20 minute car drive from Amboise
The Clos Lucé and Château Royal d’Amboise are a five minute walk from each other.
Château d’Amboise :
January : 9h00 – 12h30 et 14h00 – 16h45
February : 9h00 – 12h30 et 13h30 – 17h00
March : 9h00 – 17h30
April, May, June : 9h00 – 18h30
July, August : 9h00 – 19h00
September, October : 9h00 – 18h00
1st November (All Saints Day) : 9h00 – 17h30
16 November – 24 December : 9h00 – 12h30 et 14h00 – 16h45
Christmas : 9h00 – 16h45
The castle will close 30 minutes after the ticket office. The gardens will close one hour after the ticket office.
Château de Chenonceau :
The Château is open every day of the year 2019
The Château closes 30 minutes after the ticket office.
1 January - 21 February 9:30 to 17:00
22 February - 25 March 9:30 to 17:30
26 March - 31 May 9:30 to 19:00
1 - 30 June 9:30 to 19:30
1 July - 31 August 9:30 to 20:00
1 - 30 September 9:30 to 19:30
1 October - 1 November 9:30 to 18:30
2 November - 13 November 9:30 to 18:00
14 November - 31 December 9:30 to 17:00
Labour Day (1, 2 and 3 May 2016) 9:30 to 19:30
8 May / Ascension (5, 6, 7, 8 May 2016) 9:30 to 19:30
Pentecost (14, 15, 16 May 2016) 9:30 to 19:30
Château du Clos Lucé :
January : 10h00 – 18h00
February-June : 9h00 -19h00
July-August : 9h00 – 20h00
September-October : 9h00 – 19h00
November-December : 9h00 – 18h00
The château and the gardens close one hour after the ticket office
Additional information :
- Wheel chairs available on loan at Chenonceau,
- Picnic areas (Châteaux de Chenonceau and Clos Lucé),
- Animals accepted
Visitors guide brochures are available in the following languages:
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Czech, Romanian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Hungarian
Guided visits (more details at the entrance)
Guided visit « Parcourez les coulisses de l’histoire » (extra cost, advanced booking required)
Family visits during the school holidays: included in the ticket
There are no guided visits at the Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Clos Lucé : It is possible to organise a private guided visit. Enquire at the château or contact us by mail
Nearby activities : Bike rental: enjoy cycling along the Loire valley paths with Les Vélos Verts
Accommodation : hotels, bed and breakfast, self-catering