Sightseeing route in Chaumont-sur-Loire


【City description】

It’s a small town on the banks of the Loire river. The castle is on a hill. Although it’s a fortress, the façade is elegant. The international garden festival takes place every year and many participants and visitors come from all over the world. The castle is far from the station, but it’s worth to visit only the castle.

【Overall rating】


【Time required】

 3 h


 14 euros(22.15 euros if you use a shuttle bus during the international garden festival)



【Sightseeing route】


①Onzain station


★Although it’s far from the station to the castle, there is no bus. But there is a shuttle bus from Blois or Onzain when the international garden festival takes place. The shuttle bus runs everyday between July and August. But it’s only on weekend and national holidays in other months of the festival. The ticket is 4.15 euros for one way.

If there is no bus, go to Gén de Gaulle Avenue in front of the station and turn right after a bridge. It takes 25 minutes by walk.

Time schedule of shuttle bus

②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street as far as the first crossroad.

③Ticket office

Admission fee: 14 euros (18 euros during the festival)

Opening hour: 10 am

Close: 1/1, 12/25

Close time depends on the day. Check in the site.

★Go up a path for 10 minutes.

④Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle

Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire

Time required: 90 min

★Return to the station with the same route.


Onzain station