Adult group visits, every day: find out more about times
Discover all the history of the Royal Château of Amboise!
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE TICKET OFFICE
Our ticket office staff remain at your disposal for
further information in French and English.
You are invited to consult the updated visitor terms and conditions.
CHAPEL & ROYAL LOGGIA
DEPARTURE OF THE VISIT
Histopad©, new visitor tool
CLASSIC GUIDED VISITS
"Throughout the Centuries"
Guided visits led by a lecturer-guide from the Château, available throughout the year, booking required. Commentary in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese (50ppl. max/group).
Duration of the visit: 1 hour
Last afternoon departure: 1 hour before the ticket office closes from 1/03 to 15/11; 30 minutes before the ticket office closes from 16/11 to 28/02.
Guided visits not available between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
WELCOME FOR ACCOMPANIED GROUPS
Access for external guide/tour leader can be arranged according to the guidelines supplied by Château staff.
CHAPEL & ROYAL LOGGIA & GARDENS
Adapted visits for the 4 types of disability.
Video-guided visit in French and English available free of charge: discover the inaccessible collections in the chapel and upper floor); as a bonus feature, views of the lower part of the Minimes cavalry tower.
Video-guided visit in French (featuring French sign language or subtitles) and in English subtitles, available free to aid the visitor.
Audio-guided visit with adapted audiodescription, kindly created by the Valentin Haüy association, in French and English, available free to aid the visitor.
Audio-guided adapted visit in French and English, available free to aid the visitor.
USING A VISITOR GUIDE
Individual visitors can discover the château and its gardens at their own pace using a visitor guide. Guide available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Brazilian, Japanese, Chinese (traditional & simplified) and Korean.
Visitor guide included in château entrance ticket price.
TOWERS AND UNDERGROUND AREAS
"The Corridors of History"
Individual visitors (in a small group, formed in situ) Groups will get the exceptional opportunity to enter the underground passageways and towers of the medieval fortress situated under the Renaissance royal loggia. Thus they will enter at the foot of the ramparts in the Garconnet Tower, built in the 15th century on the orders of Louis XI, before reaching the Lys Room, former guards’ refectory. From there, they will take a round trip through the ditches of the former keep and walk along the rooms where stone was stored. Visitors will then enter the underground mazes before reaching the Minimes cavalry tower.
One-hour, guided visit
Conditions particulières pour les groupes :
- Visite proposée toute l’année, sur réservation.
- Visite guidée combinée des souterrains et du logis royal.
- Visite commentée en français, anglais, allemand, italien, espagnol et portugais, toute l'année sur réservation, 18 visiteurs par groupe. Pour les autres langues, visite du logis par le guide accompagnateur du groupe puis visite guidée des souterrains par un guide conférencier du château (avec traduction par l'accompagnateur).
New discovery routes in the gardens
The “Travelling plants” route explores the often faraway geographical origins of the garden’s plants: Verbena from Buenos Aires, Rosa Rugosa from Japan, Boxwood from the Balearic Islands…