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Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle Travel Guide
Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle, Centre (© CHG -
Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire.


The 15th-century Chaumont Castle is considered by some to be the handsomest of France's medieval castles. Built in the 15th century by the lords of Amboise, it later became the property of Catherine de' Medici, then of Diane de Poitiers. Benjamin Franklin was once a guest at the castle.

Opening Hours & Admission

Chaumont Castle is open daily all year round, from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm (to 5:00 pm from November to March, to 6:00 pm in October, to 7:00 pm in July and August). The annual closing days are 1st January and 25th December.

Admission to the castle and the international festival of gardens is 15.5 € for adults, 11 € for children aged 12 to 18 years old, 5.5 € for children aged 6 to 11. It is free for children under 6 years old. Admission to the castle only is respectively 10 €, 6 € and 4 €. Tickets to the festival of gardens only cost 10 €, 7.5 € and 5 €.

Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle, Centre (photo by @lain G - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license)

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