Practical information

Find here all the practical information to prepare your visit of the castle of Azay-le-Rideau.

Visuel détail du lit Renaissance du château

Opening hours

From April 1 to June 30
9:30 am - 6 pm

From July 1 to August 31
9:30 am - 7 pm

October 1 to March 31
10 am - 5:15 pm

September 1 to 30
9:30 am - 6 pm

Last access to the monument, one hour before closing time.

Free access to the park during the last hour.
Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.



Rates applicable from 1 January 2024.

The ticket gives you access to the whole monument and its park.

Ticket office


For individuals


Individual rate

13 €

Free of charge

  • Under 18 years old
  • 18-25 years old (citizens of European Union countries and regular non-European residents on French territory)
  • Disabled person and his/her companion
  • Job seekers (upon presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months)
  • Education pass (valid)
  • The first Sunday of January, February, March, November and December


Entradas gratuitas

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Special rate (partnerships)

CEZAM card11,50 €
Combined ticket for the château of Azay-le-Rideau and the château of Angers20 €


Group rate


From 20 paying adults

Any person coming with a tourism professional with no minimum number of people

11,50 €



Audioguides are available in 5 languages (French, English, German, Italian, Spanish). 
A junior version is available in French.
3 €


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Methods of payment

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • check
  • culture check
  • vacation voucher (ANCV)
  • Lire check (only in store)

Access and transport

Castle of Azay-le-Rideau

19, rue Balzac
37190 Azay-le-Rideau

By car

A10 from Paris, then A85 direction Angers, exit number 9 then D751
A10 from Poitiers, exit number 25 then D760 and D57
A 85, exit number 9, then D751 
The castle of Azay-le-Rideau is located in the heart of the village of Azay-le-Rideau.
Numerous parking lots are available.

By bike

Azay-le-Rideau is located on the Indre à Vélo and Loire à Vélo bicycle routes.
The monument has been awarded the Accueil Vélo label and offers all the services needed to access it comfortably by bicycle.
Please note: the bicycle park is only open during the castle's opening hours.

By train

Azay-le-Rideau is served by the SNCF Tours-Chinon line.
The station is accessible on foot (2.1 km).

Services and conditions of visit

  • Dogs are allowed on a leash in the park and in a carrier bag in the castle.
  • Strollers allowed in the park, not allowed in the castle.
  • Photos allowed in the castle without flash.
  • Restaurant/tea house "Le Lavoir" open from Easter to the end of September.

In situation of handicap

Discover the services and conditions for people with disabilities.

Consult the dedicated page

vigipirate plan


To ensure the safety of visitors, the monument applies the preventive measures decided by the government for public administrations. To find out more




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