Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire

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Your ticket to Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire provides entrance to the castle wings, gardens, stables, castle park, as well as the arts and nature center. The surrounding park incorporates an English naturalist landscape by Henri Duchêne, while the castle illustrates both the defensive architecture of the Gothic period and the fanciful styles of the Renaissance.

Guided tours are available in English, and a program with a map of the grounds and interior offers spirited local information and historical tidbits. One fun fact is that Catherine de Médici entertained numerous astrologers at this site, including Nostradamus in 1560.

View works of contemporary artists, permanent exhibitions of great photographers' works, and the arts and nature project that builds on the relationship between nature and culture. The boutique du château and the garden shop offer regional cuisine and souvenirs with a local flair. To visit Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire on your holiday in Chaumont-sur-Loire, and find out what else Chaumont-sur-Loire has to offer, use our Chaumont-sur-Loire trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    On the advice of the in-laws, who visited them gardens again and again both Gardens during the day and at night, so we decided to accompany them in this floral getaway. The flowers and the plants are very well highlighted by different scenes (about 30 themes) on 32 hectares. Approximately 3 hours, good shoes and refreshments to enjoy these magnificent gardens. We highly recommend them for lovers of plants. Only downside the security team at the entrance (which is still the first contact with visitors) which gives the impression that we will make a visit to the visiting room of the prison of fleury merogis. Congratulations to the whole team of gardeners. I recommend
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  • August 17, 2017
    The gardens of the Chateau are really great. There's also a really interesting exhibition of including contemporary art in the gardens and buildings in the summer. Next to the Castle, the old stables are yet to visit. The castle itself is well preserved and absolutely recommend the educational leadership with an audio guide. The children found the afternoon on the site quite entertaining.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We visited the Castle, the Park and the Garden Festival. Allow plenty of time and good shoes. The castle is well preserved and is a fine setting to contemporary art. The Garden Festival is a real treat for the eyes (and a pleasure for the photographers). I would go back because my regret is not being able to do the festival at night (for due to rain).
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  • September 2, 2017
    Beautiful Schloß...toll gelegen...es is missing only the Musketeers
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  • October 5, 2016
    Very beautiful gardens. The ride is pleasant and full of discoveries!
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