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Eudes I, Count of Blois, had a first fortress built at the end of the 10th century to watch over the Loire and protect the borders of his territories against the attacks of his bellicose neighbors, the Counts of Anjou. His youngest son, Eudes II, had to fight against the impetuous Foulques Nerra, a warrior who was as cruel to his enemies as he was a fervent believer who went to the Holy Land four times and built many monasteries to atone for his many crimes and sins. If this first castle resisted for four centuries to wars and confrontations, it was razed by the will of a king also known for his cruelty, Louis XI. Rebuilt from 1469 by the family of Amboise, it will be completed around 1510 to give this new castle to the refined elegance. Catherine de Médicis gave it to her rival Diane de Poitiers in exchange for Chenonceau. In the 18th century, the north wing was destroyed to give it its current appearance and one of the most beautiful views over the Loire Valley. The hundred-year-old walls will see some celebrities such as Benjamin Franklin or Madame de Staël pass by. The buildings of the model farm and the riding school of the big stables welcome today a part of the exhibitions of contemporary artists that you can also find in the superb park and in the castle. This surprising discovery of all the facets of modern art is an excellent introduction before immersing oneself in the enchanting world of the international garden festival where the invited artists compete in creativity to translate emotions and concepts into the realization of corners of nature each time more extraordinary. Each year, the part of the park reserved for the festival allows the creators to share their vision of the garden with the public on an imposed theme. Each plot is a surprising discovery and the marriage of plant and mineral is a success at every turn of the path. Alongside these ephemeral creations, the perennial gardens located in various parts of the park extend the pleasure of the spectator. The valley of the mists, with its welcome coolness in summer, is an essential and exotic part of the visit. The Domaine's restaurants offer the possibility to have lunch on site to better enjoy the day. Throughout the year, different events such as botanicals, the art season or the Christmas decorations come to animate the castle and its domain.
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The Château and the Arts and Nature Center are open all year round, except on 01/01 and 25/12. The International Garden Festival and the 10 hectares of the Prés du Goualoup are open every day. Consult our opening hours on www.domaine-chaumont.fr, practical information section. Last ticket access 1 hour before the closing of the Domain. Free for children under 6 years old. Adult : 19 € (reduced rate : 12 €. Multimedia guide for the visit of the castle 4 € (adults in 10 languages, children from 6 years old in 4 languages). Ticket for 2 consecutive days: Adult - 33 € / Reduced - 20 € / Child from 6 to 11 years old - 10 €). Child (from 6 to 11 years old) : 6 €. Family day ticket - 38 € (allows to visit everything with the Garden Festival, castle, park and stables). Vacation vouchers. The ground floor of the castle is accessible by wheelchair, as well as the stables, the parks and the International Garden Festival. Catering (the restaurants are open only to visitors to the Domaine. Hotel). Store. Hotel.
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- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible to people with reduced mobility
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