It’s one of popular castles in Loire region. Although François 1stconstructed the castle as a palace for the hunting, he hasn’t stayed so long time. But it’s the biggest castle in this region. The land area is 5,440 ha. As there is no train station, you need participate in a tour or use a shuttle bus from Blois.
3 h 30
If you would like to visit the castle in a tour, you can register at the tourist information center in Tours.
If you visit by bus, there is a shuttle bus which goes to Chambord, Cheverny and Beauregard from the parking of Blois train station.
It takes 30 minutes.
Ticket: 3 euros
Departure Time : 9 h 25, 11 h 20, 13 h 40 on Wednesday and on weekend between April and November (It’s available everyday in July and August)
①Bus stop; Château de Chambord
Get off here.
★Enter a small village in front of the bus stop and turn right to walk beside the castle.
Admission fee: 14.50 euros
Opening hour: 9 am – 5 pm between November and March (until 6 pm between April and October)
Close: 1/1, 12/25
★Go ahead the street as far as the entrance of the castle. It takes 5 minutes.
Château de Chambord
Time required: 2 h 30
★Go to a path in front of the castle to see the castle entirely. When you return, visit a church on the right hand.
Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro
Opening hour: 2 h 30 pm – 5 h 30 pm
★Go back to the bus stop with the same route. It takes 5 minutes by walk.
Bus stop; Château de Chambord