Christmas in the Châteaux of the Loire Valley

  • Château de Chambord - © Ludovic LETOT

    Château de Chambord - © Ludovic LETOT

  • © Château de Chenonceau

    © Château de Chenonceau

  • © Léonard de Serres

    © Léonard de Serres

Christmas in the Châteaux of the Loire Valley Amboise fr

There is something magical about Christmas, the many traditions and beautiful decorations - and it feels even more as a fairytale when it takes place in a castle! Many of the chateaux in the Loire Valley opens their gates in December and offers everything from hot chocolate in front of the fireplace, typical French Christmas traditions and 8 meter high Christmas trees worthy of a king.

Royal Château of Amboise, "Christmas Through the Centuries"

From November 29 to January 5

“Christmas, Christmas!”This joyful princely cry still resonates today in this royal residence of Amboise. Nativity celebrations have greatly changed throughout the years, and visitors will have the chance tp discover the origins of these traditions from the Renaissance and then the 18th and 19th centuries. A superbly decorated royal residence with nearly forty Christmas trees and decorated tables in various rooms, the chateau is sure to bring the holiday spirit. Don't miss an exceptional collection of antique toys (on loan from the Musee des Jouets Anciens in Wambrechies) and exquisite original ornaments made by the Centre d'Art Verrier in Meisenthal (Lorraine). Audioguide available.

Château of Chenonceau

From December 6 to January 4

Chenonceau, the "castle of great minds," celebrates its age-old values of peace and harmony during the Christmas holidays, embracing the universal values shared with vistors that come from all over the world to see the fir trees and bouquets sumptuously displayed in every room of the castle.

National Domain of Chambord

Weekends of December 13-14, December 20-23, December 26-28

In December, come celebrate Christmas at Chambord! Magical weekends are the perfect holiday treat for families!

Château of Cheverny

December 1 to January 6

Come visit the Chateau of Cheverny, decorated with more tha 60 Christmas trees throughout the area!


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