Carnavalet Museum

The amazing Château de Chaumont sur Loire is a fine blend of Gothic and Renaissance architectures. It stands on a 40-meter high promontory and offers amazing views of the untamed Loire river listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. During your visit you can admire the defensive architectural details characteristic of Medieval times, the monumental staircase, the chapel or the stables.

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Since 1992 the Château de Chaumont sur Loire, which stands on beautifully landscaped grounds, has been hosting an international garden festival renowned amongst keen gardeners and garden designers. It runs from April to October.

The castle is also an important arts centre. Famous visiting artists including David Nash, Armin Schubert, Klaus Pinter and many more have left their mark on the domain and you can admire their works of art throughout your visit.

The castle is open throughout the year except on 25 December and 1 January. The restaurants on the domain are open from 24 April to 20 October.