Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire

#4 of 47 in Historic Sites in Loir-et-Cher
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
Your ticket to Domaine de 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. Make Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire a part of your Chaumont-sur-Loire vacation plans using our Chaumont-sur-Loire online itinerary planner.
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  • Inspirational. Many rooms on a theme, Mother Earth, each full of Clever planting and blending of materials.  more »
  • The extensive old park is full av majestic old cedars, intermingled with great installations by top contemporary artist. Throughout the magnificent chateau there are also a variety of exctiting and...  more »
  • Not yet clear to me if the Castle belongs to the Domaine or vice versa... Splendid environment (including the Festival Gardens). Beautiful scenery of the Loire from the castle and the gardens. Recommended!
  • Superb gardens. Super château with good exhibits. Helpful staff and good dining facilities. Highly recommend.
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