CLOSING
The château will be closed on Thursday the 4th of october.

Offers and services

Unaccompanied Visit

> Unaccompanied visit  with guide booklet. (1h30) 
> For children (from 6 to 12 years old) : Free game-booklet in English available on request 

Guided tours for individuals (length: 1 hour) Tours at set times – In English during the summer season.

> Romantic park Visit App (duration: 1h30)– to download on your smartphone or tablet for free. 
Explanations in French only.

On Apple Store (IOS – version 6.0) and Google Play (Android – version 4.0). 

Audioguide

Visit with audio guide (1h30) : available in french, english, spanish, italian, german
Junior Version available only in French

> Single rate : 3€

Groups with adults and school groups

> GROUP WITH ADULTS

> Unaccompied visit (duration : 1h30)
Group rate (from 20 pers in the group) : 8,50€

> Tour lecture for adults group (duration: 1h30)
From 1 to 15 people: 150€ 
From 16 to 30 people: 235€

The booking is compulsory. Please contact us by tel +33 2 47 45 68 61 or e-mail resa.azay@monuments-nationaux.fr 
  

>TOURISM PROFESIONALS

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>SCHOOL GROUPS

> Unaccompanied visit of the castle and the park
For all levels
Duration: 1h30
Rate: 30 € (for a group of 35 pupils max) 

> Fun Visit 
Duration : 1h
Rate (admission fee and lecturer included) 72 € per group (for 35 children max)

> Discovery tours and lecturer tours 

Discovery tours are adapted for pupils from 6 to 14 years old. Lecturer tours are adapted for pupils from around 15 to 18 years old.

Duration: 1h30

Rate (admission fee and lecturer included) : 72€ per group (for 35 children max)

Don’t hesitate to contact us : 00 33 247 456 861 or resa.azay@monuments-nationaux.fr 

Free entries:

 For adult group, we grant 2 free entries: 1 for an accompanying person and 1 for the driver.

 For children groups:

Pre-school groups (from 0 to 6 years old): we offer one free entry for one accompanying adult for every 8 children.

Primary to high school (from 7 to 18 years old): we offer one free entry for one accompanying adult for every 8 children.

 For extra accompanying person, group rate is applied: 8.50€.

For all type of group visits, booking is required:
You contact for bookings: Elodie SEVEQUE – tel: 00 33 247 456 861 – mail: resa.azay@monuments-nationaux.fr

Services

 The languages spoken on the site are French and English.

> Restaurant open: 1st april to 30 september.
Menu quiche, salads (10 - 20 €).

> Free car parks in the village  

> Parking for bikes (label "Loire à vélo")

> Bus Parking (250m) 

> Drop-off area near the ticket entrance for persons with reduced mobility

> 1 car parking space for persons with disabilities is situated near the ticket entrance 

> Beverage dispenser

> For babys : bottle warmer et nursery space
 
> Consignes

  • Parking PMR Parking / Disabled visitor parking
  • Restaurant Restaurant
  • Librairie-boutique Gift and book shop
  • Toilettes Restroom

BOOKLET GUIDE

Visits terms

> Dogs permitted in the château only if carried in a carry bag. Dogs permitted in the grounds if they are on a leash and accompanied. 

> Pushchairs prohibited in the château. Pushchairs permitted in the grounds.

> It is forbidden to touch the works on display in the château.

> Photos permitted without flash in the château. 

> Large backpacks and wheeled suitcases prohibited. Left luggage available. 

Accessibility

> The château is not accessible to people in wheelchairs (72 steps to visit the monument). The grounds, gift shop/ticket office and interpretation space, however, are accessible. 

The interpretation space is tailored to people with disabilities, and is equipped with the following:

- A large screen projection of the rooms of the château with a close-up on the major works, allowing visitors in wheelchairs to explore the monument.

 - Tactile models and modules: model of the château, cut-away model of the grand staircase, tactile modules presenting the décors.

- A multimedia table presenting the history of the château through a video in French Sign Language with subtitles.

> A tactile map of the château and the grounds is available at the start of the tour itinerary.

Types of payment

Payments by cash, credit card and e-ticket are accepted at the cash desk.

Guarantee of quality

The Château of Azay-le-Rideau benefits from several national certification labels and commits to guarantee some services of reception and quality tours towards all audiences.

Quality Tourism Certification

The Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau benefits from the Quality Tourism certification.

In partnership with the Touraine Agency of Tourism, the château of Azay-le-Rideau and many other sites of the Val de Loire are engaged in the quality tourism approach, acknowledged by the government.

Knowing more about the commitments

Tourism and disability certification

The Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau benefits from the Tourism and disability certification for 4 categories of disability: hearing-impaired, mentally, motor and visual disability. Delivered by the services of the government, this certification aims to guarantee a quality of reception and to valorize the volunteer approach of the monument at the service of all audiences.

Certification Securi-Site 

The Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau benefits from the certification Securi-Site. Delivered by the services of the government, this certification guarantees the step taking of security measures, peculiar to insure the security of the visitors in case of necessity.