France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Discount Tickets for Loire Châteaux
It's possible to buy combination tickets and save a little money on your châteaux visits, if you plan ahead.




Châteaux visits can get expensive, with adult admission ranging from about 7€ to as high as 15€. There are not a lot of discounts, but combination tickets can help a little.

The Amboise Tourist Information Office offers a variety of passes that provide modest discounts on admission fees. For example, we bought a "Pass 3 Châteaux autour d'Amboise" and saved 3,50€ per person on visits to the Château d'Amboise, Clos Lucé, and Chaumont-sur-Loire.

Other options include passes for anywhere from 2 to 9 châteaux. Some are specialized passes, such as the "Pass Jardins," which includes several gardens in the area.

In addition, some Sound and Light Show tickets can be bought in combination with château admission, or the Sound and Light tickets may offer a discount elsewhere. My ticket for the Château d'Amboise Sound and Light included a coupon for reduced entry at Clos Lucé.

In Blois, it's possible to get a combination ticket for the Château de Blois and the Maison de la Magie, which will save you a few euros.

Other possibilities include the Clefs des Temps pass sold on line. Although this covers 10 châteaux, they are fairly spread out geographically, so you would want to make sure they fit your itinerary.

With any combination ticket, the first step is to determine what you want to see and do, and then see if there's a pass that fits. If you only want to visit two châteaux, a pass might not make sense. If you're really planning on châteaux saturation, then a 6 or 9 château pass might make sense.

Amboise Tourist Office

Châteaux of the Loire

Châteaux Groupings

Loire Transportation





Château d'Amboise, France

Above, Château d'Amboise, France.
Below, the Château de Chambord is included in many of the passes.

Château de Chambord, France

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