THE PAGODE OF CHANTELOUP: A CHINESE TOWER SURROUNDED BY CHÂTEAUX

The 44-metre-tall Pagode of Chanteloup boasts a stunning view of the Loire Valley and the forest of Amboise, but you have to earn it! To do so, climb the 149 steps of the inner staircase that leads to the top of this 18th-century folly built by the Duke of Choiseul.

THE PAGODE OF CHANTELOUP: A HAVEN OF PEACE

At the foot of the Pagode, its reflection shimmers on the surface of the semi-circular lake, which you can peacefully explore by boat. In the surrounding 14-hectare park, the woodland paths are ideal for walks and picnics.

J. Damase – CRT Centre-Val de Loire
Vue aérienne de la Pagode avec le plan d'eau à son pied et le parc tout autour

Top tips!

In high season, the Pagode of Chanteloup offers picnic baskets (“Les Petits Paniers de Chanteloup”) composed of regional produce. They are the perfect excuse for a countryside break in the park with the family or as a couple!

THE PAGODE OF CHANTELOUP YESTERDAY AND TODAY

With a facade as large as the Palace of Versailles, the Château of Chanteloup was one of the most renowned places of its time. Although it no longer exists, you can admire the splendour of the old château through a virtual visit using 3D images that retrace the layout of the palace and its gardens at the time of the Duke of Choiseul. The former Pavilion of the Concierge, located at the entrance to the Pagode of Chanteloup, has been specially renovated to house a small iconographical museum of the life and people of Chanteloup in the past.

Symbole Ying et Yang dans un grand pot de fleur entouré d'arbustes fleuris
G. Girard – CRT Centre-Val de Loire

Meditation at the Pagode of Chanteloup

The Fû His garden is a small Chinese garden with oriental plants and a Chinese decor that is perfect for meditating. Take a break on one of the benches and simply enjoy the tranquillity of the place.

VISITING THE PAGODE OF CHANTELOUP AS A FAMILY

For a fun-filled visit, parents and children will be delighted to discover around 40 traditional outdoor wooden games. Test your skills with the pendulum game (also called “hangman’s game”!) and the bowling pins (abiding by the original rules!) and get your thinking cap on to solve a range of puzzles…

G. Girard – CRT Centre-Val de Loire
Enfants jouant avec des jeux anciens au pied de la pagode

THE PAGODE OF CHANTELOUP: LET YOURSELF BE TEMPTED! 

Parasols et tables pour se reposer et se rafraichir dans le jardin

From March to November, you can discover the Pagode de Chanteloup in a variety of ways:

– 3D images, for a virtual visit that will plunge you into the history of this place
– Take a stroll through the park or climb aboard a boat.

FAQ

How long does it take to visit the Pagode of Chanteloup?

A complete visit of the Pagode of Chanteloup takes an average of 1 hour. A free visitor brochure is available in French and English. 

Are there places to eat during the visit to the Pagode?

Don’t hesitate to stop for a break during your visit! The Pagode sells snacks and hot and cold drinks throughout the season. 

For those with more of an appetite, a sumptuous buffet on the water’s edge with a view of the Pagode is available all year round (booking required). 

Is the visit to the Pagode of Chanteloup interesting for children?

Visiting the Pagode of Chanteloup is a fun and educational experience for curious-minded children and those interested in history, architecture and gardens. For young adventurers, the Pagode offers activities such as puzzles to solve the “Mystery of Chanteloup! 

How can I book a visit to the Pagode of Chanteloup?

Save time and prepare your visit to the Pagode of Chanteloup by booking your ticket via the link below! 

Book online

Opening times of the Pagode of Chanteloup

Horaires d’ouverture du 15 March au 11 November 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 10h à 18h et de 10h à 19h
Mardi Ouvert de 10h à 19h et de 10h à 18h
Mercredi Ouvert de 10h à 19h et de 10h à 18h
Jeudi Ouvert de 10h à 19h et de 10h à 18h
Vendredi Ouvert de 10h à 18h et de 10h à 19h
Samedi Ouvert de 10h à 18h et de 10h à 19h
Dimanche Ouvert de 10h à 18h et de 10h à 19h
Ouvert. Ferme à 18h00
Route de Bléré – BP 317
37400 AMBOISE
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