THE REGIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE: REFINEMENT AND CREATIVITY IN A VERDANT SETTING

With its slate-covered turrets and hundred-year-old trees, the Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire has stood proudly on the edge of the Loire for more than 550 years. The graceful airs of this architectural gem were partly the work of a princely couple of the House of Broglie, who bestowed prestige and refinement on the place in the 19th century. A savvy combination of nature and culture, the château’s gardens perfectly complement the building and are a delight to behold! 

CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE: A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF HISTORY 

Overlooking the Loire and surrounded by greenery, the Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire was a fortified stronghold as early as the 10th century, when it was defended by the Counts of Blois and the family of Amboise, who preserved it for nearly 500 years. The original building was burned in 1465 by King Louis XI in an act of reprisal against Peter I of Amboise, whom he suspected of conspiracy. A few years later his son, Charles I of Amboise, began its reconstruction, a project that would take three generations to complete. 
 
The Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire was later owned by Catherine de’ Medici, Diane de Poitiers and the extremely wealthy Princess of Broglie, who held many balls and dinners with illustrious guests, including royalties from Europe and the East, eminent scholars and celebrated artists. She and her husband made several important additions to the domain such as the prestigious stables, which were built in 1877 and were long considered the most luxurious and modern in all of Europe! Here, you can admire the splendid tack and coach collection. 
 
Inside the château, stroll through the richly furnished and decorated historic apartments and private apartments. Relive the fascinating history of the château and its inhabitants as you step into the “Catherine de’ Medici” Bedchamber, the Ruggieri Bedchamber – named after the queen’s astrologist and advisor – the Council Chamber, the Library and many other rooms… Look closely, and you will spot beautiful treasures! 

THE PARK OF THE CHÂTEAU OF CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE: A JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF THE DOMAIN 

Visiteurs dans les allées du parc, plantation de bambous au fond
C. Mouton – CRT Centre-Val de Loire

Set out to discover the historic 32-hectare park that surrounds the Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire. Wander along the winding paths in the magnificent English-style garden designed in the late 19th century by landscape designer Henri Duchêne. Perfectly balanced, the park is home to perennial species and plants of complementary colours while the Loire fits naturally into the surroundings. Don’t miss the pretty bridge that crosses the gully separating the Goualoup area from the Pleasure Garden, or the Model Farm with its electric factory and cowshed. These two buildings were particularly modern for their time and worked together in perfect harmony. 

C. Mouton – CRT Centre-Val de Loire
Allées de couleur rose qui coupent à travers un parc, des sculptures d'arbres de couleur sont fixés en bordure

CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE: AN ARTS AND NATURE CENTRE 

An effervescent laboratory of creativity, the domain is also an Arts and Nature Centre and offers a rich programme of contemporary art exhibitions that include every area of the estate, whether inside the château or in its park and stables! 

CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE: THE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN FESTIVAL

Jeunes femmes se promenant dans un jardin du Festival des jardins à Chaumont-sur-Loire
French Wanderers

The International Garden Festival is a highlight of the year at the Domaine of Chaumont-sur-Loire and the perfect opportunity to discover the accredited “Remarkable Garden”. Dedicated to contemporary landscape design, the festival has become a landmark event in the world of horticulture and plant art. Landscape designers and gardeners from all over the world work in harmony to create around 30 gardens inspired by a different theme each year. The experience is fascinating and astounding! If you plan to visit the château during the International Garden Festival, allow at least three hours for your visit. 

FAQ

Can I dine or stay at the Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire?

The Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire has several restaurants: Le Grand Velum, Le Comptoir des Tilleuls, Le Café du Parc and Le Grand Chaume, which is a gastronomic restaurant. For a fully immersive experience, the arts and nature hotel Le Bois des Chambres” invites you to combine gastronomy, culture and relaxation in an exceptional setting. 

Are there places to park nearby?

The main carpark of the Regional Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire is located on the hillside. It is recommended for families with pushchairs, for example. Parking spaces are also available in the village of Chaumont-sur-Loire and nearby on the banks of the Loire. 

What is the best way to book a visit to the Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire?

Save time and prepare your visit to the Regional Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire by booking your ticket via the link below! 

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