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Excursions to discover many places in Paris, to see the amazing Loire castles, to go to the Mont Saint-Michel... We can propose you many different kinds of excursions!

A thousand-year-old history!

 

The story of the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire begins around the year 1000, when Eudes I, Count of Blois, built a fortress on a hillside overlooking the river in order to keep watch over the border between the counties of Blois and Anjou. Then, in 1054, the château came into the possession of Sulpice I of Amboise. The Amboise family then owned the property for the next 500 years.

 

Catherine de’ Medici later acquired the château, and gave it to Diane de Poitiers. Two noted astrologers, Ruggieri and Nostradamus, are also known to have paid visits.

 

The fabulously wealthy heiress of sugar magnate Louis Say, Marie Charlotte Constance Say purchased the château in 1875, married Prince Henri Amédée de Broglie, and for the next half-century the luxurious residence became the setting for sumptuous banquets that brought together the distinguished nobility of Europe.

 

The entire estate of Château de Chaumont was transferred to the administrative region of Centre-Val-de-Loire in 2007. It covers more than 21 hectares, which include the château itself, the stables and the ornamental garden, along with a vast woodland and meadows.

 

Opening hours:

January 2 - January 31: 10am - 5:30pm

February 1 - March 31: 10am - 6pm

April 1 - April 24: 10am - 7pm

April 25 - August 31: 10am - 8pm

September 1 - September 30: 10am - 7:30pm

October 1 - October 26: 10am - 7pm

October 27 - November 17: 10am - 6pm

November 18 - December 31: 10am - 5:30pm