The Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire and the International Garden Festival : Aquired by the Centre-Val de Loire Region in 2007, The Domain has become an unmissable site within the spheres of art and gardens. Since 1992, the garden festival presents an astonishing lookout over the recent state of gardening creativity around the world.
In 24 seasons almost 400 gardens have been created, prototypes of tomorrow's gardens. The festival is a goldmine of ideas and a talent show as well, giving thus new impacts to the art of gardening. Presenting new flowerings, new materials, new ideas and know-how, it is of interest to the general public and to the professional. Its diversity, creativity and the quality of the projects have contributed to the festival's worldwide renown; today it is an occasion not to be missed for the presentation of works of a new generation of landscape architects, architects, stage designers, gardeners....
- Opening 2021 :
Open again to visitors from Saturday May 16, 2020.
For more information on health security measures taken, see the website above.
The Castle and the Center of Arts and Nature:
Open every day except December 25 and January 1.
Flexible hours, see www.domaine-chaumont.fr/ practical information section (above).
From 23/04 to 03/11/2020:
Since 1992, the International Garden Festival has provided an astonishing panorama of the state of landscape creation in the world.
Theme 2020: ”The gardens of the earth, return to Mother Earth”.
- Visits :
Guided visits .
Access adapted for disabled persons.
Festival visit guide in 5 languages (French, English, Italian, Spanish and German).
Castle tour guide in 10 languages (French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and Russian).
Interactive multimedia guide in 10 languages (Castle).
- Charges :
02/01/2020 - 04/22/2020 and 02/11/2020 - 12/31/2020
Full price: 14 €
Reduced price: 8 €
Child (6-11 years old): 4 €
Family rate (2 adults and up to 2 children under 12): 28 €
04/23/2020 - 01/11/2020
Full price: 19 €
Reduced price: 12 €
Child (6-11 years old): 6 €
Family rate (2 adults and up to 2 children under 12): 36 €
Ticket 2 consecutive days (valid from 04/23/2020 to 01/11/2020)
Full price: 33 €
Reduced price: 20 €
Child (6-11 years old): 10 €
Free: children under 6, disabled people on presentation of a card, holders of the press card, agents of the Center-Loire Valley region, students of architecture and art history.
Reduced rate: young people from 12 to 18 years old, students on presentation of their card, jobseekers on presentation of proof of less than 6 months and 1 accompanying person with a disability.
- Services :
Shop, Picnic area, Public lavatory, Tearoom, Fastfood-Restaurant, Restaurant, Saloons to let, Seminars, Receptions, Wheelchairs at your disposal, Children's workshops, Workshops garden, Practical training courses , Pedagogical presentations, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, Castle visitation, Exhibition visitation.
- Access :
Chaumont-sur-Loire is located between Blois and Tours, 185 km from Paris. A10 and A85 Motorways, Blois or Amboise exit. Several direct trains run every day on the Paris Austerlitz - Orléans - Tours line, the nearest train station is Onzain.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 47.478943000, 1.182382000